Oklahoma City, OK – House Speaker Kris Steele today announced the membership of the select House oversight committee on pensions that will conduct all House interim studies on pension matters.
The announcement came as Oklahoma's recently enacted pension reforms received national attention at today's Southern Legislative Conference's annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn., where state Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Oklahoma City, was a featured speaker on the issue.
Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa broke a water usage record on Saturday, July 17, when the total water volume for the day jumped by 18 million gallons from the previous day's usage.
The total water usage of 204.1 MGD broke the previous record of 190.9 MGD set in July 1999. Water and Sewer Department Director, Clayton Edwards said, "The 24 hour spike in usage of such a large volume of water was unexpected, given the daily usage reports up to that point. The Sunday use was down slightly to 202.54 MGD."
Washinton, D.C> – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new report "Back in Black" that outlines how the federal government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion over the next ten years and balance the federal budget. The 614-page plan was the result of a thorough and exhaustive review of thousands of federal programs.
Tulsa, Ok – 16 Oklahoma counties under excessive heat warning
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sixteen Oklahoma counties are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.
The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.
Forecasters say high pressure will remain anchored over the central plains into next week, bringing an extended period of excessive heat. They say afternoon heat indexes will be in the 105-to-110-degree range and overnight lows will remain warm, providing little to no relief from the heat.