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January 11, 2010

A regional economist with the Federal Reserve Board says Oklahoma is showing the early signs of economic recovery. However, Chad Wilkerson says the states full recovery is precarious due to ever changing energy prices. The latest service to be slashed due to ongoing revenue failures in state government will impact victims of domestic abuse. The cuts include counseling and prevention services. Staff and benefits are also being cut to keep shelters for battered women in operation. Thursday is the deadline for lawmakers to pre-file bills for the new legislative session. Among the hundreds of new laws being introduced is a bill from Senator Steve Russell to allow hunters to use silencers on their weapons. The aftermath of frigid arctic air is broken water mains. While there is no official count, between Tulsa and Oklahoma City there may be 30 repair jobs or more waiting for crews to fix. The Tulsa trucking company that closed its doors, stranding hundreds of drivers across the nation three days before Christmas, is now filing for bankruptcy. Over the weekend Arrow Trucking company filed the paperwork to seek liquidation.

Originally broadcast on January 11, 2010