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.
Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribal judge grants injunction request
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A tribal judge has ruled that citizenship applications from the descendants of former slaves of Cherokee Nation members won't be processed until appeals in the case are completed.
District Judge John Cripps on Friday decided in favor of the tribe's request to extend a temporary injunction against processing new applications from the group.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers will have $100M more to spend on budget
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma is finally getting a dose of positive budget news.
State finance officials say the deficit they expected in the next year's budget is not as large as first feared.
Figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Tax Commission show the Legislature will have about $106.4 million more to spend than was initially estimated in December. That brings the total hole in next year's budget to about $500 million.
Tulsa, OK – Over 300 inmates at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center have become ill since Wednesday. Symptoms of the illness include stomach cramps and diarrhea. Tulsa County Health Department officials were notified and have been at the facility Thursday and today, conducting tests of food and water, interviewing ill inmates, and conferring with the facility's on-site medical staff.