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Showing: July, 1997

OKLAHOMA CITY The possibility that passenger rail service could become a reality in Oklahoma again is greater than it has ever been. So says State Senator Dave Herbert (D-Midwest City).

Herbert co-chairs the newly created Passenger High-Speed Rail Task Force charged with investigating the feasibility of restoring passenger rail service to the Sooner State. The task force holds its first meeting on Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m. in room 419-C at the State Capitol.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Citizens interested in providing input on how state agencies should spend federal block grants are encouraged to attend public hearings scheduled this July, according to State Senator Bruce Price (D-Hinton).

Senator Price serves as Chair of the Joint Committee On Federal Funds. As required by state and federal law, the special panel holds hearings at least once a year to gauge the public's interest in how federal block funds should be used. State agencies also are required to report on how they spend federal funds.

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