Oklahoma City, OK – Okla lawmaker wants penalty for missing deadline
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to impose monetary penalties when the Legislature fails to meet its self-imposed deadline for funding public education.
An amendment to legislation pending on the House floor was filed Tuesday by Rep. Danny Morgan of Prague. It says each member of the Legislature will have one day's pay deducted from their salary for each day they miss the April 1 deadline for submitting an education budget to the governor.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A powerful, late-winter storm system has brought a mixed bag of precipitation to Oklahoma, dumping light snow on the Panhandle, rain and a tornado warning for southeast Oklahoma.
The warning was issued for McCurtain County Tuesday afternoon, but emergency management officials and the sheriff's office said there was no confirmation that anything touched down. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Tulsa, OK – Friday there should be an answer on whether the governor will ask the attorney general to investigate Mayor Bartlett. In Tulsa today, Governor Fallin said she's been reviewing the packet outlining what Councilor John Eagleton alleges are misdeeds by the mayor.
Eagleton wants an ouster investigation by the A.G., but the governor would have to request it.
Tulsa, OK – Construction could begin later this spring on a new westbound I-244 bridge over the Arkansas River in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded the $64-million contract yesterday to Manhattan Road and Bridge Construction.
The bridge will be the first of its kind in Oklahoma. It will be a double-decker bridge with traffic on the top deck and rail, walkers and bikers will use the lower deck.
Tulsa, OK – Only a few problems with ten-digit phone calling in the 918 area code. The dialing started on Saturday, but today is the first business day. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Matt Skinner says there have been a few hiccups.
Skinner says the biggest problems seem to involve office systems that have not been set for ten digits. However, in a few cases, some people have been able to complete local calls by dialing only seven digits.
The commission is dealing with more than a dozen different phone companies.