Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Mary Fallin delivers State of State address
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma needs to improve its schools to better educate children.
Fallin made the remarks during her State of the State address Monday.
Fallin says lawmakers should restructure spending and educational programs in order to get more money into the classroom. She says that will require cutting down on overhead and educational bureaucracy by sharing administrative resources.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – (Please note: This program first aired in the fall of 2010.) On this edition of our show, we speak with noted sports biographer Jane Leavy, whose new book (which has been getting rave reviews) is called "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood." Also known for her acclaimed life of pitcher Sandy Koufax, Leavy here offers an exhaustive, innovative, and deeply informative biography of the Mick that (incredibly) draws upon 500+ interviews.
Tulsa, OK – Public Works is still working around the clock with spreaders assigned to 35 specific routes totaling 1,750 lane-miles. Spreading and plowing routes are prioritized based on traffic counts. There are 118 secondary arterials. These streets are in neighborhoods and run the length of a square mile, between arterial roadways. Crews divided the city into west, central and east sections, and began clearing in the most populated areas within each section first.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. commissioner wants workers comp overhaul
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is asking lawmakers to overhaul the state's workers' compensation system.
Costello appeared Monday before the Oklahoma House's Committee on Insurance. He's proposing repeal of the state's existing Workers Compensation Court system and replacing it with an administrative system.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Legislature set to convene, listen to Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Legislature is set to convene.
The Legislature will convene formally at noon Monday and Gov. Mary Fallin will deliver her first State of the State address at about 12:30 p.m. Fallin is the state's first Republican governor in eight years.
In her speech, Fallin is expected to outline her priorities and present her balanced budget proposal to the Legislature.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa struggling to return to normal after snow
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Trash crews will be back on Tulsa streets this week as the city tries to return to normal after a 20-inch snowfall. More snow is on the way, however and schools in the area remain closed.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett says drivers in the city's downtown will be "pleasantly surprised" about the road conditions, five days after a major winter storm snarled traffic in the area.
The Tulsa World reports that driving conditions in downtown have improved, but piles of snow have been pushed to the curbs, making it difficult to park at a city meter.
Bartlett said Sunday there was a "tremendous volume of snow and we had to put it somewhere."
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, County Commissioner Fred Perry and officials from city and state agencies provided updates today at a 2 p.m. news briefing, and also discussed planning efforts to the additional snowfall predicted this week.
Arterials: plowing and treating continues. Most have four lanes open - but there some four lanes, that will are down to one lane in each direction.