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,
Public Radio Tulsa – Celebrated as an expert in French music, Ms. Graham has been honored by the French government as a "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres."
This season alone, she performs a variety of repertoire in many different countries, beginning with Berlioz in Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. She performs Mozart and Berlioz at the Metropolitan Opera, Bernstein and Rorem at Carnegie Hall, and Massenet in Munich and Paris.
Tulsa, OK – The National Weather Service has CANCELED the Winter Storm Warning for the Tulsa area. Temperatures are well above freezing. Little or NO additional snow accumulation is expected in the Tulsa area.
Sand Springs, OK – The state Office of Juvenile Affairs would be required to pay for remediation of the L.E. Rader Center property in Sand Springs once the facility is closed under legislation advanced today.
House Bill 2691, by state Rep. Lucky Lamons, would require the Office of Juvenile Affairs to pay for complete site remediation after closure.