News Briefs: Third presidential debate, Jeep recalls Wranglers, Lawsuit filed against Tax Commission

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Headlines for the week of Oct. 17.

Third Presidential Debate tonight

The third and final Presidential Debate is Wednesday night at 9 p.m. EST at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. This should be the last time Republican Nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton address each other before the election on Nov. 8. According to ABC.com, topics sure to be discussed are the newest email scandal, Trump’s insistence on election rigging and potential nominees for the next Supreme Court Justices. This past week, WikiLeaks released numerous emails showing Clinton speaking negatively on her campaign strategies and voter groups, which according to ABC.com, cause a dip in the polls for the Clinton campaign.  According to ABC.com, Nevada is a key state in play for this election, causing tonight’s debate to be even more crucial to both campaign’s successes. (ABC)

Jeep Recall impacts hundreds of thousands

Fiat Chrysler, the parent company of Jeep, recently recalled 224,000 Jeep Wranglers due to faulty air bags. According to CNN.com, Fiat Chrysler discovered 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wranglers are equipped with airbags that “might not inflate during a crash.” According to a statement released to CNN.com, the company said this discovery occurred during a crash course testing and not because of customers’ experiences or complaints. The solution to this problem has not been found yet, but Fiat Chrysler said they plan to notify owners when to take their cars in to service and update their vehicles. (CNN)

Lawsuit filed against Oklahoma Tax Commission

On Monday, a judge ruled the Oklahoma Tax Commission did not accurately allocate and disrepute funds from motor vehicle collections last year. According to KOCO.com, eight school districts worked together to file this lawsuit, due to the belief their districts lost a total $2.5 million last year alone, due to money mismanagement. The school districts involved in the lawsuit are Sand Springs, Altus, Quapaw, Canton, Lone Wolf, Midwest City-Del City, Ponca City and Muskogee. Although they are not asking for the money as a reimbursement, they want the law reworded to clarify the 2015 law, which requires vehicle registration revenue to be given to the schools. (KOCO)

 

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