OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin's Secretary of Environment Gary Sherrer is resigning.
Sherrer says in a letter to Fallin dated Friday that he plans to resign by Monday, the start of the new fiscal year.
Fallin says she plans to consolidate the secretary of environment and energy positions into one cabinet post and Sherrer said he didn't feel like he had the knowledge and expertise to handle both positions.
Fallin described Sherrer as a "strong voice for sensible, commonsense policies."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state board led by Gov. Mary Fallin has approved the final certification of general revenue available to fund state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The amount certified Monday by the Oklahoma State Board of Equalization is part of the $7.1 billion lawmakers appropriated to fund state government for the coming fiscal year. The board is required to meet after the legislative session ends to consider any bills that may have had an impact on the amount of revenue available for appropriation.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police and the FBI have announced the arrests of nine people on charges that include drug trafficking and money laundering.
The arrests made Friday of Oklahoma City, Moore and Altus residents were announced on Monday after the unsealing of a federal indictment charging the nine and several others with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and money laundering.
At least four of the others charged were already in custody on other charges.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma group opposed to the death penalty is urging Gov. Mary Fallin to stop Tuesday's scheduled execution of a Kay County man convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother nearly 12 years ago.
The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is meeting at the state Capitol Monday and urging Fallin to grant clemency to 39-year-old Brian Darrell Davis. The group also is planning a "pray-in" and demonstration on Tuesday, when Davis is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents has approved a $1.17 billion budget that includes no tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students.
The board met Friday in Tulsa.
Tuition for OSU undergraduates who are not from Oklahoma will rise 2.9 percent — or about $570 per year. In-state graduate student tuition is going up 1.8 percent, about $120 per year, while nonresident graduate students will pay 3 percent more, about $576 per year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa International Airport's primary commercial runway has reopened following a six-month reconstruction project.
The $20.3 million project is the third phase of a four-phase program to completely reconstruct the nearly 10,000-foot runway. The final phase is to reconstruct the intersection of two runways at the airport and is to begin next year.
Airport officials say the total project is estimated to cost $55 million and is being largely funded by Federal Aviation Administration grants.