Tulsa, OK – Efforts to spare the classroom may not work in the Tulsa Public Schools. The continuing budget cuts from the state make it more likely that the school board in Tulsa will have to cut teaching positions. Over 200 jobs will be on the line as the board must decide how to save about nine million dollars.
The job cuts could come in the form of attrition rather than lay-offs. Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association President Denzel Kesterson told KWGS News he was expecting fewer teachers in the classroom next year.
Oklahoma City, OK – AG says EPA finding could hurt economy
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson says an Environmental Protection Agency finding could cripple economic development in the state.
Edmondson and the attorneys general in 11 other states are challenging an EPA endangerment finding that sets in motion the regulation of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide. They want to intervene in a case pending before the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals.
Tulsa, OK – Metro Tulsa housing starts up 55 percent in February
Fueled by motivated buyers, positive weather conditions and busy builders, housing starts in metro Tulsa received a boost in February, increasing by 55.6 percent over January totals, according to information released today by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. There were 207 starts logged during the month, which is also 15.6 percent higher than starts reported in February of 2009.
Oklahoma U.S. Senator Tom Coburn says he'll use his power as a senator to block any House member from a federal appointment--IF-- that member changes his or her vote on health care. Coburn also says he will hold up any special funding for his or her district that the member may receive after changing their vote.
Altus, OK – Woman accused of sending text about drugs to agent
ALTUS, Okla. (AP) A Mangum woman has been arrested for allegedly sending a text message about illegal drugs to a drug task force agent.
A warrant was issued for Mindy Neugebauer for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute. A Greer County jailer declined Wednesday to say whether Neugebauer was in custody.