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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 10, 2013

Gov. Mary Fallin adds member to workers' comp transition team.
Published: September 10, 2013

Oklahoma briefs

Fallin adds to transition team

Gov. Mary Fallin has named Jonna D. Kirschner to a transition team to establish a new workers' compensation system as authorized by state law. Kirschner, who is executive director of the Oklahoma Commerce Department, will work with Troy Wilson Sr., who previously was appointed to lead the transition team. They will develop rules for the new system, which must be operational by Feb. 1. Wilson will serve as a commission chairman for the new system, and Kirschner will be one of the system's administrative law judges.

ONEOK to sell senior notes

ONEOK Partners LP is selling $1.25 billion worth of a variety of senior notes. The five-, 10- and 30-year notes will be issued under the partnership's existing shelf registration statement. ONEOK Partners expects to use proceeds from the offering to repay debt and for general partnership purposes.

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