Tulsa County http://kwgs.org en Making the Case for Both of the Upcoming Tulsa County Jail-Tax Propositions http://kwgs.org/post/making-case-both-upcoming-tulsa-county-jail-tax-propositions <p>Prison overcrowding is, unfortunately, a well-known nationwide phenomenon. It's also a familiar and quite serious problem here in our own backyard, as it were, and thus many local residents feel that if we don't step up and take action, it's only going to worsen --- that is, it'll go from very bad to even worse. On Tuesday, April 1st, Tulsa County voters will be asked to consider two sales-tax initiatives. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:44:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 56729 at http://kwgs.org Making the Case for Both of the Upcoming Tulsa County Jail-Tax Propositions A Conversation with Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz http://kwgs.org/post/conversation-tulsa-county-sheriff-stanley-glanz <p>There's been a lot of talk lately about Tulsa County's seriously over-crowded jail and its woefully under-funded juvenile justice system. Thus certain Tulsa County officials are currently holding --- that is, this week and next --- a series of public meetings all over the county in order to a.) explain these separate yet related problems, and b.) make the case for a .067-cent tax, which the officials say will fix these issues. Our guest on ST is Stanley Glanz, who's served as the Sheriff of Tulsa County since 1989. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:19:50 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 52842 at http://kwgs.org A Conversation with Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz Macy's Public Hearing Dates Set http://kwgs.org/post/macys-public-hearing-dates-set <p></p><p>Public hearings are now set on a proposal to give big tax breaks to Macy’s for a planned distribution center near Owasso.</p><p>The deal would forgive about two million dollars a year in property taxes. The land is in Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo’s district.</p><p>He says such incentives are necessary to lure companies here. He says without the incentives, the company would just go some place else.</p><p>Macy’s says the new center will provide more than a thousand jobs. The public hearings will be Jan. 21<sup>st</sup> and Feb. 3<sup>rd</sup>.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:41:53 +0000 Marshall Stewart 52323 at http://kwgs.org Macy's Public Hearing Dates Set StudioTulsa on Health: A Conversation with Brent Wolfe of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau http://kwgs.org/post/studiotulsa-health-conversation-brent-wolfe-tulsa-county-juvenile-bureau <p>On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann conducts an interesting conversation with Brent Wolfe, director of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau. Most of us probably already know that Oklahoma's incarceration rate is alarmingly high --- our state ranks a shameful third in the nation in this regard --- but what might not be as commonly known is that many of these incarcerated adults began to run afoul of the law as juvenile offenders. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:41:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 49552 at http://kwgs.org StudioTulsa on Health: A Conversation with Brent Wolfe of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau Is Vision2 a Good Idea for the Greater Tulsa Area? Or Isn't It? http://kwgs.org/post/vision2-good-idea-greater-tulsa-area-or-isnt-it <p>TulsaNow, which has been around for more than a decade, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "help Tulsa become the most vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous city of our size. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:07:37 +0000 Rich Fisher 25711 at http://kwgs.org Is Vision2 a Good Idea for the Greater Tulsa Area? Or Isn't It? Vision2: A Proposal to Extend Vision 2025 Sales Taxes for Growth and Improvement in Tulsa County http://kwgs.org/post/vision2-proposal-extend-vision-2025-sales-taxes-growth-and-improvement-tulsa-county <p>On today's StudioTulsa, we hear about Vision2, the proposal by Tulsa County to extend the Vision 2025 six-tenths-of-a-penny sales tax that is set to expire in 2017. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:16:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 25128 at http://kwgs.org Vision2: A Proposal to Extend Vision 2025 Sales Taxes for Growth and Improvement in Tulsa County Action on Tulsa County Projects deferred until September http://kwgs.org/post/action-tulsa-county-projects-deferred-until-september <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Tulsa County leaders will wait until September 10<sup>th</sup> to designate projects they’d like to see on the Vision 2 ballot in November. Commission Chairman John Smaligo says the needs are no secret….juvenile justice, expo square, and roads and bridges.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Commissioners will hold a public hearing before taking action on the project list. The issue goes to the voters on November 6<sup>th</sup>.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:13:44 +0000 Marshall Stewart 24611 at http://kwgs.org Action on Tulsa County Projects deferred until September