OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Elected officials, including state legislators, might soon have to pass a test indicating their basic knowledge of the office they hold under a plan being pushed by one state legislator.
Claremore Republican Representative Marty Quinn hosted an interim study Thursday to discuss his idea of improving training requirements for elected county officials, including testing requirements.
Since 2009, 131 area women have avoided long, mandatory prison terms for nonviolent drug and alcohol offenses by completing the Women In Recovery program.
A group of 16 women composed the program's 10th class of graduates, and dozens of family members, friends, counselors and legal professionals gathered in the old city council chambers to honor their achievement.
Many Tulsa residents have been disposing of green waste in their refuse carts, creating a scenario in which the city pays around $200,000 a month for a green waste program that isn't running as it should.
The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy has awarded consulting firm Leidos up to $25,000 for short-term help with the city's green waste program.
"What we're doing is asking them to come up with a short-term solution to stop the redundancy of the double hauling, and to try to cut down on the cost of — recoup savings of the approximately $200,000 a month that we're paying right now," City Councilor David Patrick said before the TARE board voted on the matter Tuesday.
Due to last week’s winter storm followed by days of continued cold and icy conditions, PSO meter readers were not able to read the meters on their regular routes until yesterday. As a result, approximately 10-15 percent of PSO customers in the coming days will receive an estimated bill.