Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. appoints members to task force on tax reform
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed seven people to a task force that it to study and recommend potential changes to Oklahoma tax laws.
A Tuesday news release from Fallin announced the appointments of business leaders, a chief financial officer, a county assessor and a tax attorney to the Task Force on Comprehensive Tax Reform. The group is to look for ways to simplify the state tax code for individuals and businesses.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Corporation Commission Vice Chairman Jeff Cloud has been elected Vice President of the Southwest Power Pool's Regional State Committee, a group that has a critical advisory role regarding the future of the region's electric power grid and electrical service.
Cloud says the RSC now faces critical issues that will have a major impact on electric service and the consumer.
Tulsa, OK – Proposed expansion of Tulsa city limits to the west and north spurs debate at city hall. City economic director Mike Bunny says completion of the Gilcrease Expressway is an opportunity for growth that should not be missed .
But City Councilor Rick Westcott, his district includes the Westside, says this is far from a done deal there are way too many unanswered questions
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator: Terrorist plots foiled since Sept. 11 attacks
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator says the nation's anti-terrorism program has foiled dozens of terrorist plots since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but more effort is needed to prevent future attacks.
Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe discussed terrorist threats to the U.S. Monday during a luncheon speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial & Museum.
Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribal court reverses order voiding amendment
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court has reversed a lower tribal court decision that voided a voter-approved constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.