Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan is surprised by all the attention over what he calls a community policing event. He says having officers attend an officer appreciation event at an Islamic Mosque is no different than having one at a Methodist Church.
A police Captain has been reassigned after refusing to order his officers attend the event.
The Tulsa Police Internal Affairs Division will review the matter.
Oklahoma City, OK – Rallying at the state capitol! Could Oklahoma be the next Wisconsin? The head of the state AFL-CIO fears that could be the case. A bill ending binding arbitration for police and fire fighters has past a house committee. Jimmy Curry says this is the first step at union busting in Oklahoma.
He says the state bill would no longer allow disagreements worked out in mediation to become the final agreement
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate OKs bill to replace education board
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill to change the current composition of state Board of Education and replace it with a structure similar to the one in place four decades ago.
The bill approved Monday would abolish the current board of gubernatorial appointees and replace it with a board that includes the governor, attorney general and secretary of state, or their designees. The state superintendent would remain a member of the board.
Oklahoma City, OK – Those last minute tax code changes in December, are biting the I-R-S now. Oklahoma I-R-S Spokesman David Stell says the last minute changes by congress meant re-programming the I-R-S' computers. " They finished the reprogramming last week. That has meant people who were itemizing deductions could not file until now.