Tulsa, OK – Okla. high court says judge had no jurisdiction
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a judge didn't have jurisdiction when he ruled that a state tax credit for electric cars would apply to buyers of all such vehicles, contrary to a rule adopted by the Oklahoma Tax Commission but then withdrawn.
The high court's decision Monday, combined with the tax commission's actions, may leave some recent purchasers in limbo.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett's office released the following statement:
"I am saddened by the passing of Oral Roberts, and my prayers are with his family," said Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. "Reverend Roberts was an important force in Tulsa for many decades. He was a trendsetter in business, education and religion, and Oral Roberts University was a great example of his vision. So many of our fellow Tulsans owe their success to the education they received at ORU. His spirit and legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of local citizenry."
Oklahoma City, OK – Monthly funding allocations to state agencies will be reduced by 10 percent this month and possibly next as November revenue collections fell well short of the estimate and prior year collections for an 11th consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.
The 10-percent reduction in monthly allocations in December and January, as authorized by State Finance Director Michael Clingman, reflects a doubling of the five-percent cuts in effect since the start of the fiscal year.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sullivan offered the following statement on the passing of Reverend Oral Roberts.
"I am personally saddened by the death of Oral Roberts. Rev. Roberts was not only an Oklahoma icon, but an icon of the modern Christian movement in the United States.
Roberts and his ministry advanced the teachings of Christ in ways we will never fully understand. Rev. Roberts was a pioneer in Christian higher education and his namesake university has become an Oklahoma landmark.
Tulsa, OK – Dr. Oral Roberts, a legendary evangelist who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century, died today in Newport Beach, Calif., due to complications from pneumonia. His son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. The founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University was 91.
There will be a private family internment. Arrangements for a public memorial service in Tulsa are pending and will be announced soon.
Tulsa, OK – In part of a trillion dollar spending bill passed on Sunday by the U.S. Senate, $1.55 million could be headed to the City of Tulsa for various public safety and public works projects. Among these projects receiving funding in the bill, the City of Tulsa would receive: