Oklahoma City, OK – State leaders announce budget agreement
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry and legislative leaders have reached agreement on a plan to address the $1 billion shortfall in the budget for the fiscal year that ends July 1.
Henry said Tuesday officials will use a combination of targeted cuts and reserve funds to balance the budget. Monthly allocations to state agencies will be cut 10 percent for the rest of fiscal year to reflect slumping revenue collections.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council will get a preliminary draft report on the deaths of giraffes at the Tulsa Zoo. Two of the animals died at the zoo with in a two month period. One died of a broken neck. The other died from hypothermia.
City Councilor Bill Christiansen says he hopes the report will hold someone accountable for the animals' deaths. He calls it an embarrassment to the city of Tulsa.
Tulsa, OK – With a winter storm expected to impact the Tulsa area starting late Wednesday thru Friday, the Public Service Company of Oklahoma is "preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best." That is the word from PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford.
Tulsa, OK – Ground breaking for the new $20-million University of Oklahoma Wayman Tisdal Specialty Center took place this morning at Neighbor For Neighbor at 505 East 36th Street North. The clinic will be built next to N-For-N in a region with minimal access to health care services. Construction is expected to begin in the spring. Wayman Tisdale is a former OU and NBA basketball star who grew-up in North Tulsa.