Opponents of Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law are asking the State Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional.
Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the law violates the state Constitution and should be struck down.
Two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization filed the lawsuit in September. The lawsuit says provisions of the new law would deny treatment and compensation to injured workers under certain circumstances.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved several road construction contracts, including a nearly $38 million plan to improve parts of U.S. 60 near Pawhuska.
During its monthly meeting Monday, the commission awarded a contract to Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. to improve a nearly six-mile stretch of U.S. 60. The project is expected to take about 590 days to complete.
But Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Mike Patterson says future work and even existing contracts may be jeopardized because of an uncertainty in federal funding.
Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 5:06 pm
As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow, a state legislator says it is imperative that laws are put in place to protect the privacy rights of citizens from unwarranted surveillance by the government.