Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Lottery officials say scratcher games will generate about $3 million more than expected for education this fiscal year.
Executive Director Jim Scroggins told Oklahoma Lottery Commission officials Tuesday that the latest estimates show the lottery will see about $198.5 million in revenue for fiscal year 2010. Based on those figures, about $69.7 million will be available for higher and common education in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A U.S. Congressional committee has approved a measure that would allow the transfer of 18 acres of land at the Fountainhead Resort in Eufaula to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Rep. Dan Boren says the House Natural Resources Committee approved his bill Wednesday.
The Okmulgee-based Native American tribe purchased the Fountainhead Lodge and 48 surrounding acres at a foreclosure auction in 2005 with plans to build a casino resort in its place.
Tulsa, Okla. – Ninety-two police officers who were laid off earlier this year because of budget cuts may be rehired, according to Mayor Bartlett.
The officer recall has been made possible by the retirements of 62 police officers this year.
Mayor Bartlett has offered a budget proposal to City Council and the Fraternal Order of Police that, if approved, would also bring firefighters' salaries back up, after they voted for a pay cut instead of layoffs in February.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma's revenue collections for May are up from the official estimate and from the previous year's numbers. Preliminary reports put collections at nearly $379 million for last month. The state treasurer says that's a sign the state's economy is improving.
Tulsa, OK – Parts of U.S. 75 and Interstate 244 in Tulsa that were closed after a fertilizer spill have reopened. Authorities say the roads were closed yesterday because a semi truck hauling 78,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer tumbled off a ramp and spilled its contents.