Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma makes more cuts to budgets
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The effect of state budget cuts are continuing to ripple through Oklahoma agencies. In some cases, the cuts are hurting people who need help the most.
For instance, a cut in funding for the state Commission for Human Services means local programs won't get as much money as before. A Tulsa program that delivers food to house-bound senior citizens is cutting its work by about half, ending meal deliver for 1,100 people.
Oklahoma City, OK – OPEA calls for legislative subcommittees to meet
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's largest state workers organization is calling for lawmakers to convene meetings of appropriation subcommittees.
The Oklahoma Public Employees Association said Friday it's not yet calling for a special session of the Legislature but that the state's continuing revenue decline merits meetings of the subcommittees.
Tulsa, OK – Geologist says he hired kids, friends for report
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A geologist has admitted that he hired his own three daughters and family friends to do legwork for a report that became the backbone of Oklahoma's pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry.
Thursday's revelation from J. Berton Fisher, one of the state's expert witnesses, came under cross-examination from poultry company attorneys.