Oklahoma City, OK – Preliminary revenue estimates to be presented to the State Board of Equalization on Tuesday show the Oklahoma state budget may need to be cut by as much as $226 million in the next fiscal year, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today.
Meacham said the $226 million reduction would come in spite of an estimated $276.1 million or 5.65 percent projected increase in General Revenue Fund collections.
Stillwater, OK – Judge says no trial for Stillwater mayor on charge
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) A Payne County judge says Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates should not be tried on a felony charge of violating Oklahoma's Computer Crimes Act.
Bates was accused of using his city-issued computer and e-mail to promote a private business venture. But Special Judge Phillip Corley ruled Monday that the city's policy on computer use doesn't apply to elected officials like Bates.
Pawhuska, OK – Wind farms could be coming to NE Oklahoma
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) Plans call for at least three wind farms to be built across the northern half of Osage County.
The Tulsa World reports that neither the plans for the wind farms nor the companies involved have been officially announced but that area landowners already are talking about the projects. County officials are working on regulations concerning the environmental and economic impact of the wind farm.
Oklahoma City, OK – Anti-drug agency seizes $2M in property in '10
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control officials say the agency has profited this year from almost $2 million of seized or forfeited property as the result of drug crimes.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The family of Oklahoma City businessman Mart Green is donating another $10 million to Oral Roberts University for campus renovations and maintenance in 2011. Green is chairman of the ORU board and the family owns Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com