OETA http://kgou.org en Inside The State Supreme Court Hearing On Lawsuit Over Oil And Gas Tax Rate http://kgou.org/post/inside-state-supreme-court-hearing-lawsuit-over-oil-and-gas-tax-rate <p>http://youtu.be/lC8t1W7Vadg</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A lawsuit over&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/05/28/gov-mary-fallin-signs-controversial-tax-incentive-for-new-oil-and-gas-wells/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">recently signed legislation</a>&nbsp;that changes state oil and gas tax rates will be heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court today, a constitutional challenge that could have broad impact on industry and legislative procedure.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">I broke down the lawsuit on an&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Oklahoma News Report</em>&nbsp;segment with OETA’s Dick Pryor, which you can watch above. But there are five things you need to know about today’s hearing, which could hinge on legal subtleties and word interpretations.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:19:52 +0000 Joe Wertz 34350 at http://kgou.org StateImpact On OETA: Discussing Threats To Oklahoma’s Environment http://kgou.org/post/stateimpact-oeta-discussing-threats-oklahoma-s-environment <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">StateImpact joined OETA journalists Dick Pryor and Bob Sands and&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Journal Record&nbsp;</em>energy reporter Sarah Terry-Cobo for an <em>Oklahoma Forum</em> discussion about threats to the state’s air, land and water.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:20:21 +0000 Joe Wertz 10320 at http://kgou.org StateImpact On OETA: Discussing Threats To Oklahoma’s Environment Longtime Broadcaster, OETA Station Manager Bill Thrash Passes Away http://kgou.org/post/longtime-broadcaster-oeta-station-manager-bill-thrash-passes-away <p>Longtime Oklahoma broadcaster and OETA station manager William C. “Bill” Thrash passed away Monday.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:48:19 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 9709 at http://kgou.org Longtime Broadcaster, OETA Station Manager Bill Thrash Passes Away Big Bird Lives On In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/big-bird-lives-oklahoma <p>Members of the state House defeated a measure Thursday that would eventually remove direct appropriations from the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The author of House Bill 2218, Republican Rep. Tom Newell, told members the director of </span>OETA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been working with him on the bill. But House minority leader Scott Inman said the bill was really a poison pill forced on the television network.</span></p><p>The bill would have cut appropriations to OETA until it is eliminated by June 30, 2022.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:30:55 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1864 at http://kgou.org Big Bird Lives On In Oklahoma