Oklahoma City, OK – Brogdon backs militia idea, changes course on focus
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor who endorsed the idea of creating a state citizen militia is defending the plan but retreating from his earlier position that the force would be used to oppose the federal government.
Political leaders from both parties on Tuesday condemned the idea, which also has the support of some tea party leaders.
Tulsa, OK – The City is moving forward with the sale of old City Hall to Brickhuggers. Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the old Mayo Hotel. The plans include turning the building into a 200-room hotel.
The company has offered the city one-million dollars for the building, as is. It was appraised at $6.4-million. However, this is the only offer the city has received on the property.
Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in March topped prior year collections for the first time since December 2008 and exceeded the official estimate for a second consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.
Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in March are $401.3 million. That amount is:
$6.4 million or 1.6 percent above the prior year; and, $81.4 million or 25.5 percent above the estimate.
Tulsa, OK – Osage chief confident case will be reheard
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The chief of the Osage Nation says he's confident a federal appeals court will rehear a case that could affect three of the tribe's casinos.
The court recently upheld a ruling that Osage County is not a tribal reservation. The ruling leaves casinos in Tulsa, Skiatook and Ponca City not on land that is in trust or under federal restricted status as is required.