Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers eye changes to state pension systems
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With another projected budget shortfall and billions in unfunded pension liabilities, Oklahoma lawmakers are considering changes to the state's pension systems.
The heads of five state pension systems testified Thursday that the combined unfunded liability is about $16 billion. By far the largest component is the Teachers Retirement System, which has an unfunded liability of $10.4 billion.
Granite, OK – Convicted Okla. sheriff killer posts on Facebook
GRANITE, Okla. (AP) A man serving 30 years in prison for the murder of an Oklahoma county sheriff has been moved to solitary confinement in a different prison after he used a smuggled-in cell phone to post pictures and comments on Facebook.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the following statement today announcing their support for the recommendations of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla Senate investigating juvenile center contract
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate will investigate the awarding of a contract to operate a new juvenile justice center following reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist whose clients include the company that won the contract.