Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker to push further changes to Okla. pensions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers made major changes last year to shore up the unfunded liability of the state's major pension systems but the House member who led much of the reform says there's more work to be done.
Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Randy McDaniel says his plans for further change include a proposed constitutional amendment that he says will provide even more stability to the state's retirement plans.
Oklahoma City, OK – Governor appoints 7 to Oklahoma state boards
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Governor Mary Fallin has made appointments to five state boards, including the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the Oklahoma Funeral Board.
Fallin's office says Edmond psychologist Stewart Beasley will replace Gale Hobson on the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and Oklahoma State University clinical assistant professor Teri Bourdeau will replace Tom Brian.
Broken Arrow, OK – Lawmakers oppose planned Broken Arrow casino
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's two U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative are joining the opponents to a planned casino in Broken Arrow by the Kialegee Tribal Town.
Congressman John Sullivan told the Tulsa World that he and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn have sent letters to National Indian Gaming Commission Chairwoman Tracie Stevens and Assistant U.S. Interior Secretary Larry Echo Hawk. Sullivan says the letters ask for the status of efforts to have land approved for a casino.