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Bill Would Make it Illegal to Use TANF Funds at Casinos
The Oklahoma Senate is considering a bill that would make it unlawful to use state or federal funds at several locations including casinos and strip clubs.
State Senator Rob Standridge (R-Norman) authored SB667, which would make it unlawful to use debit cards that have funds from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) at these establishments.
"If we don't fix these programs and make sure the money goes where it needs to be taxpayers will eventually get so sour, that the children will suffer," Standridge explained.
TANF cards would not be usable in liquor stores, casinos, or strip clubs.
Tonight at 9, Priscilla Luong digs into the bill and explains why
it's so hard to tell the difference between the TANF cards and credit
The Senate will discuss the bill next week. If passed, it would be effective on July 1.
You can read the whole bill here.
Posted: Thursday, January 31 2013, 10:40 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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