Tulsa, OK – Several thousand people come to Tulsa's Expo Square for a Tax Day Tea Party Rally. Tulsa Coordinator Chris Kurtz wants to see the effort grow with Tea Partiers getting involved in local as well as national politics. Kuntz says their discontent is with both political parties.
Many politicians were at the rally, as well, working the crowd ahead of this year's elections.
Oklahoma City, OK – SEC subpoenas Pre-Paid Legal Services documents
ADA, Okla. (AP) Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. says the Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents tied to customer complaints and the resignation of its CEO, among other issues.
The Ada-based legal services company said Thursday the SEC also wants documents on membership information, efforts to achieve compliance with payment card industry requirements and the resignation of Tom Smith as a director.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett sent letters this week to neighborhood leaders and Tulsa churches soliciting volunteers to help with mowing, graffiti removal and other work on public properties.
Mowing in rights-of-way and city properties, removing graffiti from both public and private properties, trash clean-up along streets or in parks and sprucing up City cemeteries are among the jobs that can be done by volunteers.
Oklahoma City, OK – Human services agencies brace for budget cuts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Directors of several of Oklahoma's human services agencies say pending budget cuts will lead to more elderly people in nursing homes, fewer meals for hungry people and deep cuts to Medicaid providers.
Agency heads testified Wednesday before a Senate budget panel that oversees health and human services agencies. Directors were told to brief the subcommittee on how cuts ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent would affect their agencies.
Oklahoma City, OK – More than 1,000 rally at OKC tea party event
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than 1,000 people took to the lawn outside the state Capitol for a tea party rally as speakers lashed out at a federal government they say is trampling on the individual liberties of citizens.
Waving flags that read "Don't Tread on Me" and holding signs criticizing federal spending, the group packed the north lawn Wednesday night.
Between speakers, organizers offered prayers and played patriotic music.