TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A November ballot issue proposes to restructure power and accountability at Oklahoma's troubled Department of Human Services.
Supporters of State Question 765 say the measure would shift oversight and power to the governor's office, which would be responsible for appointing the agency's director with the consent of the Oklahoma Senate.
The only announced candidate for Tulsa Mayor in the next election says he can’t support Vision 2. Republican Bill Christiansen says the process has been rushed and there hasn’t been nearly enough citizen participation.
Christiansen says there’s a difference between wants and needs, and he would like more attention paid to streets, public safety, and the like. He says while many Vision 2 projects would be nice to have, they are not essential needs. He’ll be voting against both Vision 2 propositions on November 6th.
Tulsa’s Kenny Nipp painted his roof in support for President Obama’s re-election. He realized Tulsa’s Democratic Headquarters didn’t have a sign big enough for his yard. Nipp wants to tell surrounding Democrats they’re not alone.
Nipp has gotten tons of support and backlash for this move. He is upset and believes everyone is entitled to their opinion of their political party. Nipp says he’d never wish ill will on Republicans and might give a helping hand to someone that wants to paint their roof for Romney.