Tulsa, OK – Attorneys representing ousted Skiatook School Superintendent Gary Johnson have filed a motion to get the judge supervising a grand jury disqualified. The jury was seated earlier this month to look into possible overspending in the Skiatook school district. This follows a state auditor's report that claimed the school district wasted near $750,000 on over prices supplies. The grand jury is to finish its work this week.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. state revenue shows improvement
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State revenue is projected to improve over the coming year, a sign that Oklahoma is slowly pulling out of the national economic slump.
The state Board of Equalization Monday certified revenue that will be available to pay for state services during the fiscal year that begins July 1. That certification is more than $308 million more than revenue estimates the board approved in February.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma unemployment rate reaches 6.7 percent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New figures show more Oklahomans were out of work in May than in April or during the same period in 2009.
According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, a slight increase over the 6.6 percent rate reported in April. The agency says the rate represented 119,430 people.