Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former Catoosa court clerk Phyllis June Matthews has pleaded guilty to federal drug-related charges. Prosecutors say Matthews pleaded guilty in federal court in Tulsa to distributing the prescription painkiller hydrocodone.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Councilor Jack Henderson found little support among fellow councilors for a one-cent public safety sales tax. He urged the council to place the proposal on the ballot and let citizens decided.
The tax would generate about $67-million dollars for the city coffers.
Other councilors expressed fear the proposal would cause more people to shop outside of Tulsa. They also discussed the regressive nature of sale taxes.
Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in January improved slightly and are more closely tracking projections made by the Tax Commission in December, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.
Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in January are $410.4 million. That amount is:
$82.4 million or 16.7 percent below the prior year; and, $107.6 million or 20.8 percent below the estimate.
Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa is petitioning the federal government to re-purpose a federal grant. If approved, Acting Police Chief Chuck Jordan would be able to rehire 35-of the laid-off police officers. The effort is being delayed because the federal government is closed because of severe winter weather in Washington, D.C.
Jordan says if approved he will re-establish his traffic enforcement units. The officers were laid-off because of city budget cuts,