Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's prisons need a lot of work. That's according to a private study that says state facilities need more than half a billion dollars in renovations and expansions. The study urges lawmakers to add an extra 2,600 beds.
Tulsa, OK – Ex-councilor, radio host seeks Tulsa mayoral post
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former city councilor-turned-conservative radio talk show host says he wants to be Tulsa's next mayor.
Chris Medlock opened his campaign on Wednesday, saying he wants Tulsa voters to prove one doesn't have to be a millionaire or come from a famous political family to be the mayor of Oklahoma's second-largest city.
Tulsa, OK – There will be no lay-offs in the Tulsa Fire Department. While not thrilled with the idea, the Tulsa Fire Fighters Union membership voted to accept eight furlough days rather than have a personnel cut-back.
As City revenue continues to drop, Tulsa's new budget calls for workers to be off---without pay-- for eight days during the year. Had fire fighters not agreed to accept the furlough days, the rank and file would have been reduced by20-to-30 fire fighters.
Tulsa, OK – One less candidate will be running for mayor of Tulsa. Clay Clark will not file for the office this week after all. Instead he is tossing his support to fellow conservative Republican Chris Medlock.
Clark is a former disc-jockey, primarily for weddings and parties, and will join the Medlock campaign as news secretary. He will also oversee the campaign's social media and on line efforts.