Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in February exceeded the official estimate for the first time since December 2008, but fell short of prior year collections for the same month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.
Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in February are $220.6 million. That amount is: $17.3 million or 7.3 percent below the prior year; but, $0.8 million or 0.4 percent above the estimate.
Tulsa, OK – The city council and the administration are squabbling over the laid-off police officers. Councilors want to know IF officers had to be laid-off before the city could get permission to re-purpose a federal grant. Councilor Roscoe Turner is suggesting a grand jury investigation.
Norman, OK – Panetta: US efforts putting al-Qaida on the run
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) CIA Director Leon Panetta says America's counterterrorism operations are putting senior al-Qaida leaders under tremendous pressure.
Panetta made the comments Monday during a foreign policy conference at the University of Oklahoma. Panetta says al-Qaida is an adaptive, resilient group of terrorists whose top goal is to attack the United States.
Tulsa, OK – Sales tax figures have now been down for 12-months in a row. Figures released yesterday show sales tax collections were off nearly two million dollars from the same period last year.
The City's Michelle Allen tells KWGS News that the finance department is reviewing the figures, including why there was a drastic drop in the Tulsa Use Tax. Allen says it is doubtful the new figures will mean additional lay-offs at city hall, but that will not be known for sure until the finance department finishes its review.