Tulsa, OK – Henry renews opposition to ballot question
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Outgoing Gov. Brad Henry is renewing his opposition to a state ballot measure to boost funding for common education, saying its approval would devastate the rest of state government.
A longtime supporter of public education, the term-limited Democrat told about 200 business leaders at a chamber luncheon Wednesday that it was a difficult personal choice to publicly oppose State Question 744.
Claremore, OK – The Claremore City Manager and one city council have resigned. The news follows an ethics complaint filed by one group of city councilors against another. City spokeswoman Cassie Woods says neither Manager Tim Rundel or Councilman Tony Mullenger were named in the complaint.
The allegation accuses the councilors of interference with the administration. Rundel became the Claremore City Manager on September 7th.
Tulsa, OK – After a decade of work, a park memorializing survivors of the 1921 race riot and the rebuilding of Greenwood after is dedicated. The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park is named after the renowned historian and Tulsa Washington high-school graduate. John W. Franklin is his son. He was in Tulsa for the dedication and will be Rich Fisher's guest tomorrow on Studio Tulsa.
Phase two of the project will include a reconciliation center on the land near Detroit Avenue and Greenwood where the riot took place.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. voters to consider several ballot questions
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma voters will decide several ballot issues next week that critics say panders to extreme conservatives and would move the state farther to the right.
Of 11 state questions on the Nov. 2 ballot, one would make English the state's official language, and another prohibits Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases. And a third allows residents to "opt-out" of the new federal health care reform law.