Oklahoma City, OK – State Chamber opposes new insurance claims fee
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The State Chamber of Oklahoma wants to side with Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland in her challenge of a new state law designed to raise up to $240 million for the state's Medicaid program.
The State Chamber on Tuesday asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to allow it to file a friend of the court brief in the case.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. revenue collections continue positive trend
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say the new fiscal year got off to a good start with revenue collections for July exceeding both last year's collections and the official estimate.
State Treasurer Scott Meacham released the preliminary July figures on Tuesday. They show that collections for the month totaled $370 million. That's about 10 percent above collections in July 2009 and nearly 12 percent above the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department responds to allegations it was threatened by the U.S. Attorney's office in the police corruption probe. Read the department's response: ------
Due to on-going Federal and internal investigations, we cannot comment about any discussions that have transpired between the Tulsa Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Divulging any information or making any comment could tarnish these investigations and would violate the integrity of the Justice System.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Mayor says councilors have the numbers wrong. Mayor Bartlett says the carryover fund balance is not as much as the 2.8 million estimated by the council
The money will be used to restore highway lighting and firefighters on September 1st. Four scheduled furlough days will also be eliminated. But the mayor says there's no money right now for pothole and street repair or sand and salt for the winter.
Tulsa, OK – Indicted Tulsa officers want charges dropped
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two Tulsa police officers who were indicted last month say the charges against them should be dismissed.
Attorneys for officers Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton filed the motion Monday accusing U.S. Attorney Jane Duke of prosecutorial misconduct. Duke is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas assigned to the case.