OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prison workers across Oklahoma who were denied a raise in a $7.1 billion budget deal say they feel trapped in the crossfire of a political dispute between the governor and the state's prison director over how much money the agency has available in several revolving accounts.
Alan Lambert with you...join me this weekend for the Bob Crosby story! His great instrumental and vocal hits as well as his fascinating tale. 8 o'clock, 89.5 on Big Band Saturday Night. We're now celebrating 18 years on Tulsa radio.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says about 50 airmen are returning after a six month deployment to Afghanistan.
The Guard says the airmen are to arrive at Tulsa International Airport about 10 a.m. Saturday where they're expected to be met by family and friends.
The airmen are with the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron. The Guard says the squadron completed electrical installation projects in Afghanistan that were part of extending communications capabilities in the country.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have given state workers the option of enrolling in a defined contribution retirement plan similar to a 401(k).
The bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Randy McDaniel that Fallin vetoed Friday would have allowed state employees hired after July 2014 to choose between a defined contribution option and the current defined benefit system. The bill was approved earlier this week by the House on a 72-20 vote.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A pair of bills designed to consolidate more than four dozen state boards and commissions are among 13 bills Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law.
Fallin signed one bill Friday that eliminates 27 boards and commissions that are either defunct or duplicative, a move she suggests will save more than $50,000. Another bill consolidates 28 separate boards and commissions into seven new panels overseen by the Department of Health and save an estimated $300,000 each year.
Please tune in for the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1 on Saturday the 11th. (And we'll re-air the show, as ever, on the following evening, Sunday the 12th, at 7pm Central on Jazz 89.5-2, our terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
ATJ delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, every Saturday night --- and there's always a theme for the second half of our program.
If the stock market these days is surging higher and higher, and if corporations near and far are reporting record-setting profits, why is the American middle class struggling to get by with less and less pay for more and more work? And why, in the years since the Great Recession first hit, does every facet of business and industry seem to have bounced back except for the American work force?
Tulsa’s Young Professionals Urbanist Crew will host its annual event—Street CReD—this Saturday.
It’s designed to highlight business and development opportunities in overlooked areas of town. The first event—two years ago—was in the Pearl District, followed last year by the Red Fork Main Street in West Tulsa.
This year the site will be 36th Street North and North Peoria.