Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin promotes 'targeted' cuts in Okla spending
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin says she will not endorse across-the-board cuts to state agencies as leaders grapple with a massive hole in next year's state budget.
Fallin said Wednesday after a chamber event in Oklahoma City that she supports "targeted, thoughtful reductions in spending" as lawmakers deal with an expected shortfall when they return to the Capitol in February.
Tulsa, OK – New research shows the Community School model in Tulsa is working. The data was presented in a news conference yesterday at the Roy Clark Elementary School. It was produced by O-U professor Doctor Curt Adams.
The goal of a community school is to unite academics with families, school and community to create a web of support that nurtures the development of children and adults.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council votes 5-3 for a special use permit for the Tulsa Holiday Parade of Lights. At issue was the removal of the word "Christmas" from the title.
Council chair Rick Westcott and Councilman Jim Mautino wanted to hold up the permit until "Christmas" was inserted into the title. Some legal experts had said that would not be legal if there were no other problems with public safety or street usage. Councilor Roscoe Turner abstained from voting. The rest of the council voted for the permit.
Tulsa, OK – The unemployment rate in the Tulsa Metro takes a jump in October.
In figures released today by the state department of Employment Security, 7-point-7 percent of the Tulsa Metro work force was out of work in October. That is up from September, but the same as August totals.
Both Oklahoma City and Lawton have lower rates than Tulsa.