Tulsa, OK – Incoming Okla. governor announces transition team
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Mary Fallin has named a state Senate leader and a prominent businessman to help guide her transition from governor-elect to governor.
Fallin announced Monday that Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Devon Energy executive chairman Larry Nichols will be co-chairmen of her transition team. She said Coffee, who is term-limited, and Nichols will help her make key hires.
Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today the City of Tulsa's sales tax for mid-September to mid-October, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are above last year's totals for the same period and above the budget estimates for the month.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will spend 11-and a half-million dollars to smooth out the I-44 and Broken Arrow expressway interchange. The plans approved by the O-Dot commissioners yesterday will widen the I-44 in the area. Work will get underway in the winter and it will take almost a year to wrap-up.
The commissioners also approved spending another two-point-three million to repair four Tulsa area expressway bridges.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the ruling Monday morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing.
Ponca City, OK – Home for children in Ponca City set to close
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) Supporters of the American Legion Children's Home in Ponca City are looking for a way to keep the home to 44 children open.
The Oklahoma American Legion's executive board voted last month to close the home on Dec. 31. Board President Art Besa issued a statement to The Oklahoman saying there are unspecified "financial constraints" and that board didn't feel the home is fulfilling its mission to house the children of military personnel.