Through November, the city’s overall general fund sales tax collections are down 4.2%, or $3.4 million. Though not what officials wanted to see, it is better than the nearly 7% decline that had been projected.
The hope was to spend $16 to move to a renovated Community Care building across the street by late 2019, but asbestos, COVID-19 and other issues have pushed the project overbudget and the move to 2021.
The poll, taken by Amber Integrated, of Oklahoma City, found 52.5% of registered voters favor a mask mandate, though responses varied greatly by party. About 64% of Republicans said they opposed a mask mandate, while 80% of Democrats and 65% of independent voters said Stitt should impose a statewide mandate.
First-time unemployment claims in Oklahoma declined once again last week continuing a steady reduction this month. following a mini-spike in filings the week before.
Tulsa-based Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and Oklahoma City-based Oklahoma Regional Food Bank act as distributors for hundreds of local food banks and pantries in all 77 counties.
The $3.5 million program was proposed by Allied Communities of Tulsa Inspiring Our Neighborhoods and is being implemented by a group of local nonprofits.
Stitt starred in a 30-second promotional video encouraging those in neighboring states to visit Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is currently racking up an average of 80.5 new daily Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. The number of new daily cases is 222% higher than the “tipping point” threshold.
“I am fully confident in its safety and efficacy and I urge all Oklahomans and Americans to get the vaccine when it is available to them,” Inhofe said.
The measure, which has no enforcement mechanism, is supported by Mayor G.T. Bynum.
The state's vaccine distribution framework states elected offficials and government officials critical to operations would receive vaccines in Phase 2, which could begin as soon as January.
Carter has served on the Sand Springs Police Department since 1993 and as chief of police for the past five years.
In Oklahoma, the issue periodically has been discussed, but so far has failed to gain any traction, despite a months-long legal dispute, in which some speculated that sports betting could be a bargaining chip.
The mayor and other officials a special session of the state Legislature will be convened in early January to again authorize government bodies to meet virtually,
But the union has worked with an Ohio-based consulting firm that provides services for a political action committee that was behind a series of over-the-top campaign mailers.
The Tulsa City Council on Wednesday extended for two years the timeline for potential partners in the project to determine whether they will contribute money to it.
Councilor Connie Dodson declined to say whether she had tested positive but acknowledged that she was in isolation.
Mayor G.T. Bynum said the Police Department grew from about 730 officers several years ago to 850 earlier this year. He indicated that the force shrank a little in recent months because of retirements and attrition.
The public was not invited to the ceremonies but instead were offered the option of watching online.
After a slow start, coronavirus relief payments to local Oklahoma governments are flying out of the governor's office at a rate of many millions of dollars a day.
The bill, which would remove marijuana from the schedule of dangerous drugs, was approved 228-164, with five Republicans voting for it as well as Oklahoma's recently unseated congresswoman from Oklahoma City.
OESC Director Shelley Zumwalt announced in a Twitter video Friday she had just received information from the Department of Labor that the program no longer meets the requirements to stay in effect.
We’ve asked each Tulsa World reporter and photographer to look back at this year and share their thoughts on the stories that stuck with them.…
David O’Meilia can be fired only for cause, and Mayor G.T. Bynum is the only person who can fire him. A consensus vote is on the Wednesday Tulsa City Council agenda.
Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, will join her younger brother, Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, in the Senate. Both are teachers and come from a family of educators.