Tulsa, OK – Tonight I present a budget for Fiscal year 2012 that will transform government services and, with your approval, respond to the direction that our citizens have told us they want us to go - the continuing of our emphasis on economic development and our collective quality of life.
Tulsa, OK – The Emergency Medical Service Authority now rolls a pink ambulance. It is to honor those who have been impacted by cancer. Judy Grove is the founder of Breast Impressions. She is supporting the pink patrol.
She says Tulsa is the nation's first community that has pink fire-trucks, police cars and now an ambulance.
Oklahoma City, OK – HUD awards more than $770,000 to Oklahoma agencies
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary has awarded $770,246 in new grants to six homelessness programs in Oklahoma.
Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Thursday that the Continuum of Care grants are an investment in local projects that have never received HUD homeless funds in the past. Donovan says the funding will provide critically needed housing and support services to homeless individuals and families.
Oklahoma City, OK – Voters pepper Lankford with questions at town hall
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma voters upset with a proposed GOP plan to overhaul Medicare peppered new Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford with questions over how future retirees will fare under the proposal.
Oklahoma's newest congressman held his first public town hall meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City, and most of the questions centered on changes to Medicare.
Tulsa, OK – Statement from Superintendent Keith Ballard:
"In light of the city prosecutor's decision to drop the municipal charges against Lynnette Dixon, I am reinstating her as principal of Hawthorne Elementary effective Thursday, April 28, 2011.
"I have completed my review of TPS Police Chief Gary Rudick, assisted by Chief of Staff Robert F. Burton, Sr. and Chief Operations and Information Officer Todd Lee. I want to make it clear that I found Chief Rudick's action inappropriate.
Oklahoma City, OK – Despite the soggy conditions in our part of the state, western Oklahoma is bone dry. Mike Schulte is the head of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. He fears at least half of the state's crop is lost.
He says some farmer are filing for disaster coverage now and starting to plane for another crop.