Oklahoma City, OK – Dems dare to challenge Okla GOP, at political risk
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) In the reddest of red states, some Democratic legislators who disagree with the GOP majority's take on abortion, guns and federally arranged health care fear Oklahoma policy is being dictated by some who "put their finger in the wind."
Claremore, OK – Okla. judge rules against Tar Creek trust
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma attorney general's office isn't sure if a trust overseeing the buyout of homes and businesses in the Tar Creek Superfund site will appeal a ruling that it violated the state's Open Meeting Act.
Tulsa, OK – Petition organizers have turned in over 76-hundred signatures seeking a grand jury investigation into the Skiatook schools. The district came under fire when an auditor's report showed over $750,000 wasted on over prized supplies. The school superintendent has been suspended but not terminated.
Tulsa, OK – For the first time in 14 months, Tulsa's sales tax collections increased compared to the same period last year, although collections since the beginning of the fiscal year are still below last year's totals.
The report the City received from the Oklahoma Tax Commission said that sales tax collections from mid-March to mid-April totaled $16,682,891, a 3.7 percent increase over the $16,085,995 collected for the same period in 2009