Duncan, OK – Duncan to lose 150 Halliburton jobs to transfers
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) Halliburton Co. plans to transfer about 150 employees in Duncan to a research and development facility being built in Houston.
The company began telling employees of its plans last week. Among the employees to be relocated from the company's former hometown are chemists and engineers. About 400 employees work at Halliburton's technology center in Duncan.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council okays rising the fares for the Tulsa Transit's Lift program. Lift transports the elderly and disabled who cannot easily use regular mass transit. The council okayed raising the fare from $2.50 to $3.00 per trip. The Americans With Disabilities Act limits how much the city can charge for the service.
In other council action, The council agreed to repurpose a federal grant to rehiring 35-of the laid-off Tulsa Police officers. That means 89-officers are still out of work.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council tonight is expected to increase the fare for Tulsa Transit's Lift program. "Lift" is a transit program for the disabled. The fee would go from $2.50 to three-dollars.
The Americans with Disabilities Act limits how much the city may charge for the service.
Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has spelled out one key goal of his health care summit, saying political leaders must determine whether there is "too big a gulf" to find consensus on the divisive issue.