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Headlines: State budget, unemployment benefit cuts & NBA Draft Lottery

Local headlines for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Republicans look poised to pass budget on to the governor. (NewsOK)

Education looks to get a boost in funding from the state budget. (KOSU)

Budget includes vehicle sales taxpayer rebates. (Tulsa World)

Governor gets bill to separate state elections from federal. (Tulsa World)

House passes bill to cut unemployment benefits. (Journal Record)

Two-thirds of Oklahomans report pain from inflation. (Journal Record)

Former Oklahoma County detention officer charged in inmate suicide. (NewsOK)

Tulsa police chief doubts effectiveness of independent monitor. (Tulsa World)

Lawsuit alleges “rape culture” at Mount St. Mary school. (NewsOK)

Low vaccine rate cost thousands of lives in Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

West Nile virus found in Tulsa. (Tulsa World)

US Senate hopefuls split on spending for Ukraine. (NewsOK)

New York Times reporter comes to OKC to discuss book on 2022 presidential election. (KOSU)

OKC could consider tax rebates for OKANA resort. (Journal Record)

Black farmers lost $326B in the 20th century. (KOSU)

Is Tornado Alley shifting? (Tulsa World)

Hotels full up with PGA tournament and other events. (Tulsa World)

OKC lands 2nd pick in NBA Draft. (NewsOK)

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