The Tulsa City Council approves projects for the Vision 2 that will be on the ballot in November. A late add to the list is the OSU Medical Center Birthing Center. City Council Chair G.T. Bynum tweaked the numbers to find the cash. The center will get $2.1-Million, if the plan is approved by voters.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide in November on a Republican-backed proposal to wipe out affirmative action programs in state government. It's an initiative that opponents say is designed only to stoke racial tensions and drive white, conservative voters to the polls.
The Legislature voted in 2011 to send the proposal to a vote of the people over the objection of Democrats who argued there already was a prohibition on racial or gender quotas in state government and that such a change was unnecessary.
One of the largest aerospace companies in Tulsa is Nordam. If approved by voters, Nordam will get NONE of the money from the Vision-2 project for aerospace improvements.
The Company’s C-E-O Ken Lackey, does not begrudge the dollars that would flow into American Airlines and Spirit Aerosystem facilities. He says the city owns those buildings and they should be maintained.
He says if those companies get stronger, so will Nordam. He hopes to gain additional work from Spirit and American.