Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin asks lawmakers to reimburse emergency fund
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says she plans to ask the Legislature for a $36 million appropriation to the State Emergency Fund to reimburse local municipalities for disaster-related costs dating back to 2007.
Fallin discussed the state backlog Monday during a press briefing on how Oklahoma is handling the ongoing drought and one of the hottest summers on record.
Tulsa, OK – New Tulsa County Commission district lines are okayed absent the controversy that followed new City of Tulsa Council boundries. County Commissioners approved the changes unanimously with little comment. Rich Briere with the Indian Nations Council of Governments says the Commissioners had individual input into the new boundries
The law requires populations in each commission district to be within five percent of each other. The approved boundries have populations with differences of less than one percent.
Tulsa, OK – CLARIFICATION: The audio soundbites used in our on-air newscasts on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, indicating across the board cuts for SemGroup was for ONLY one division and not the entire company.
SemGroup Corporation today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker critical of Okla. higher ed spending
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker says increased spending by higher education institutions at a time when other agencies are cutting back indicates the Oklahoma Legislature should address the way colleges and universities operate.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma soldier among those killed in Afghanistan
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another Oklahoma soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Sunday that Specialist Jordan Morris of Stillwater was one of five soldiers who died Thursday of injuries they suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Kandahar province.
The 23-year-old Morris was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.