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New Exemption for Veterans' Spouses to Take Effect
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A new Oklahoma law that creates a $1,000 sales tax exemption for widows and widowers of disabled veterans is set to go into effect this week.
The measure was sponsored by Sen. Don Barrington, a Republican from Lawton. Barrington says the law provides a $1,000 annual sales tax exemption for the surviving spouses of veterans who were 100 percent disabled.
Barrington says the law will affect about 2,500 people. He says the measure will provide a financial boost to widows and widowers who already see a decrease in benefits once their spouse dies.
The Oklahoma Veterans Council, which is made up of 28 member organizations, has been requesting the bill for several years.
The measure takes effect Thursday.
Posted: Monday, October 29 2012, 10:52 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Teen in devastated Okla. town handing out hugs
May 25, 2013 02:26 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The people of the Oklahoma town where a deadly tornado struck could use just about everything -- cleaning supplies, food, water, shelter.
Thirteen-year-old Halle Carr thought residents of her hometown could also use a hug after the twister Monday that killed 24 people in Moore.
Halle has been standing on a corner with a white sign that reads: "Need a hug? I am here!" And people are taking her up on the offer.
On Friday, people in work trucks, cars and vans loaded with belongings rolled down their windows and reached out their arms to the girl. Some shouted words of encouragement.
Halle said it makes her feel good to spread a little cheer. She said she'll come out every day, as long as she thinks she's needed.
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