The City has received its July sales and use tax distribution from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, representing taxes collected in June, showing a 10.73 percent reduction in sales taxes from the same period last year.
The reported revenue closely reflects the budgeted revenue estimates which were revised downward. Tulsa's July sales tax disbursement is $16,498,273. The budget estimate was for $16,507,887. Last year's July sales tax disbursement was $18,481,969.
Webbers Falls, OK – 2 ex-Webbers Falls officers accused in swindle
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) After a police investigation, two former Webbers Falls officers have been accused of swindling a motorist of $220 during a traffic stop in December 2005.
Police Chief Tim Brown has turned over the results of his investigation to the Muskogee County District Attorney's office, which will decide if charges should be filed against former Capt. Joe Garrett and former Officer Aaron Torix.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsan George Kaiser--- The Billionaire Philanthropist---discussed the mission of the George Kaiser Family foundation with the Tulsa Rotary.
He says we are not all equal. Not all children are born into loving and caring families with the same advantages. His goal is to break the cycle of poverty. Kaiser says early childhood education is central to that goal. That is why he is so involved in the Educare program.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's winter wheat harvest may yield less than half the amount taken in last year.
Oklahoma Wheat Commission executive director Mike Schulte says the harvest is about 98 percent complete and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates about 73.5 million bushels will be harvested.
Schulte says the 2008 harvest yielded about 166.5 million bushels, but last year was considered to be a bumper crop.
Tulsa, OK – Judge agrees to stop evidence exchange
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The exchange of evidence in a lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services will stop until an appeal of the decision to grant class-action status to the case has been resolved.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell cited "the potentially unnecessary expense of public resources" in agreeing to stop the discovery process.
Tulsa, Ok – Former Beatle Paul McCartney has added two more shows to his Summer jaunt in the US. McCartney and his band now play in Tulsa on Monday, August 17th. He will leave Tulsa to travel to Dallas on the 19th.
It is the lead-off to the BOK Center's first anniversary. This is the only arena in which he is performing.