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BC-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK

May 24, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Oklahoma. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Oklahoma City bureau at apoklahoma@ap.org or 405-525-2121.

Oklahoma Administrative Correspondent Adam Kealoha Causey can be reached at acausey@ap.org or 405-996-1589.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times Central.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Gov. Asa Hutchinson has directed the Arkansas National Guard to send high-water rescue teams to the western part of the state in anticipation of what’s expected to be record flooding on the Arkansas River this weekend. The governor said Friday that he directed the Guard to send two, 13-member rescue teams to western Arkansas by Saturday morning. Hutchinson says the team will follow the floodwaters as they move to the southeast through the state. SENT: 300 words, with photos. Developing.

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_ SEVERE WEATHER-THE LATEST

XGR--OKLAHOMA BUDGET

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed the state’s largest-ever appropriations bill, an $8.1 billion spending plan that funds pay raises for teachers and state workers and pumps tens of millions more dollars into public schools. Flanked by Republican legislative leaders, the first-year governor signed the bill on Friday, a day after the Legislature adjourned the 2019 session. SENT: 130 words. A longer version is not planned.

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MEDICAID EXPANSION-CHALLENGE

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma’s attorney general says a proposed ballot measure to expand Medicaid should not be on the ballot because its wording is contradictory. 250 words.

OF NOTE:

CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. Not every state has such a company headquartered there. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP’s general compensation study does. That’s why it includes such CEOs as Tesla’s Elon Musk. Median pay for S&P 500 CEOs was $12 million last year. SENT: 560 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ ZEBRA MUSSELS-TEXAS _ Experts say 15 Texas lakes have invasive zebra mussels and boaters are urged to clean, drain and dry watercraft after use.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--BUCCANEERS-SUH

TAMPA, Fla. _ Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010 draft — one spot after Suh was taken by the Detroit Lions. Comparisons between the defensive tackles began when they were rivals in college, with McCoy played at Oklahoma and Suh for Nebraska. Both have worn No. 93 as pros. SENT: 280 words, with photo.

BASEBALL:

BBC--BIG 12 TOURNAMENT

OKLAHOMA CITY _ There will be two Big 12 Tournament elimination games Friday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark: Texas Tech vs. Kansas at 3:15 p.m. and Baylor vs. TCU at 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words each.

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