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.
A house fire just north of I-244 in Tulsa injures an elderly woman. Flames were shooting from the home near Admiral Place and Yorktown when fire crews arrived early this morning. Troy Taylor lives just a couple of doors down. He says he alerted firefighters about a woman inside, and she was rescued.
Firefighters pulled the unconscious woman from the burning structure. She was taken to a hospital and at last report was in stable condition. A dog inside the house was killed in the blaze. The cause is under investigation.
Instead of 'sticker shock', Tulsans found themselves in shock at the gasoline pump this morning. The price of regular unleaded gasoline increase a dime per-gallon overnight. Most stations are charging $3.49 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The price shot-up as oil closed up on Thursday afternoon just above $96 per barrel. By comparison, Compressed Natural Gas is selling for 90-cents per GGE.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A hearing is slated to get underway for a northeast Oklahoma man accused of helping his late mother and others avoid prosecution for the disappearance and deaths of three females in 1992.
Grover Prewitt Jr., of Bristow, is expected to be arraigned Friday in Creek County. He's charged with being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder.
Prosecutors say Prewitt sabotaged a pair of undercover surveillance attempts as investigators looked into the 21-year-old cold case.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A consultant hired by Oklahoma to help answer the question of how to insure people without health coverage says an existing program could provide the bedrock for a broader project.
Utah-based Leavitt Partners gave the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board its preliminary report Thursday. The firm says Insure Oklahoma could be reworked and expanded to help almost 200,000 Oklahomans afford health insurance. Insure Oklahoma currently uses Medicaid money to help buy insurance for about 30,000 people.