Tulsa, OK – Spokesman: Sullivan constituent needs will be met
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A spokesman says the needs of the constituents of an Oklahoma congressmen who took a leave of absence to seek treatment for an alcohol addiction will be met while he is gone.
The Tulsa World reports from its Washington bureau that spokesman John Tidwell says U.S. Rep. John Sullivan "made specific arrangements to ensure his congressional offices in both Oklahoma and Washington will remain open and fully functional."
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A designation has been delayed that would silence the horns of trains passing through downtown Tulsa. The so-called "quiet zone" designation had been expected to be implemented this spring, after work to install vehicle-proof gates at five railroad crossings was finished. City planner Dennis Whitaker says that the designation likely won't be implemented until the end of the year.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – 2 Tulsa councilors suggest cut in their pay
TULSA, Okla. (AP) With the city of Tulsa planning to give city employees unpaid days off to make up a revenue shortfall two city councilors say they should give up part of their salaries.
Councilors David Patrick and Dennis Troyer say the council should show solidarity with city workers facing up to eight unpaid furlough days. The councilors say eight unpaid days off would equal a 3.1 percent pay cut and they believe the council should share the pain.