Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House cuts 16 legislative assistant jobs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House officials say 16 more jobs have been eliminated to cope with a budget deficit.
House Speaker-designate Kris Steele said Friday 12 full-time legislative assistants and four part-time positions were cut. Officials didn't identify the workers but a spokesman says the part-time positions were vacant.
Eleven members of the House's staff were fired last week, including members of Steele's staff and other House divisions.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council votes to deny the mayor's reimbursement for a Washington D-C trip. The trip was made for by the Tulsa Community foundation and given directly to the mayor---by passing city council oversight.
The mayor plans to return the seven thousand dollars and will consult with the city attorney on his next step.