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May 17, 2010 (28:42)

The House of Representatives takes up the issue of performance pay for school teachers while the state Senate votes against a series of fee hikes by the Corporation Commission. Fee increases that the agency was depending on to keep key divisions operating. The letters have started going out to school teachers, staff and administrators around the state, indicating that people will be losing jobs unless funding from the state improves. No new bills came out today to eliminate some of the more than 450 tax credits currently on the books. In-Depth tonight we talk with independent oil producers about the effort to keep their tax credits in place. Why those tax breaks are needed and would exploration in Oklahoma stop without them. A Houston company plans to build an 800 mile electric transmission line from the Oklahoma panhandle to Tennessee to carry wind-generated electricity. The line would open new markets in the southeast to wind farms in Oklahoma and Texas.

Originally broadcast on May 17, 2010