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Tulsa, OK – A deal is reached to buy land for a new Tulsa County Juvenile Justice Center.
A contract has been signed to buy a seven and a half acre parcel of land for a future juvenile justice and courts center. The downtown site is currently occupied by Storey Wrecker Service. The local, just south of the jail and only a few blocks from the county courthouse is bordered by Guthrie Avenue on the west, Elwood on the east and Archer on the north and the railroad tracks on the south.
Oklahoma City, OK – $219 million going into Oklahoma's reserve fund
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State finance officials say they will make a $219 million deposit into the constitutional Rainy Day reserve fund thanks to strong revenue collections in the just completed 2011 fiscal year.
The balance of the state's savings account stands at a mere $2.03 after reaching a record of $596.6 million. The money was tapped by state lawmakers as they worked to close budget shortfalls caused by declining tax revenue during the recession.