Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County receives an A+ for transparency in government. The award is from the national organization " Sunshine Review" Tulsa County is one of only five county governments in the nation to receive such an award.
Oklahoma City, OK – Supreme Court plans court data merger
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Supreme Court has signed a $1 million contract with a Duncan company to prepare electronic court records from 64 counties to merge into one publicly accessible online system.
KellPro Inc. of Duncan currently operates On Demand Court Records with court filings and case information from 64 district courts and two tribal courts in the state.
Oklahoma City, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is seeking federal approval for a program to offer cash rebates for consumers to trade old household appliances for new, energy-efficient models.
Patterned after the government's popular Cash for Clunkers auto program, commerce officials hope to get approval for $3.5 million worth of rebates.
The agency hopes to start the program in early spring, giving rebates of $50 to $250 for the purchase of power-saving appliances with the Energy Star rating.
Oklahoma City, OK – Steele chosen as speaker-designate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Rep. Kris Steele will serve as the House Speaker-designate for the 2011 legislative session, should Republicans hold onto their majority following the 2010 elections.
Steele, R-Shawnee, was selected during a House Republican caucus on Monday. Rep. Ken Miller, R-Edmond, dropped out of the race to replace Republican House Speaker Chris Benge, leaving Steele as the sole candidate.