August 2017

Dan Fisher runs for governor

 

Former state legislator Dan Fisher announced on August 20 before a crowd of hundreds in Oklahoma City that he would run for governor in 2018. Fisher, a Republican, said he will focus on four main planks during his run for office: Abolishing abortion State sovereignty Auditing everything, and Proper government. “Look at what politics as […]

Tulsa School Board to study Confederate renaming issue

 

The Tulsa School Board will study changing the names of some facilities – including Lee Elementary School – because it was named for a Confederate general. After liberal protesters clashed with a white supremacist group in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month, progressives all over the nation are seeking to erase any public monuments to heroes of […]

OKC schools to sue over funding?

 

Oklahoma City Public Schools plans to sue the Oklahoma Legislature for not spending enough money on common education. The Oklahoma City School Board approved a request to have the district’s attorney look into legal action against state government and the Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem specifically. The core issue is that […]

Harassment suit versus PCSD

 

The leader of a Satanic-like group has filed a lawsuit against the Putnam City Public School District, asserting that his family has been harassed because of a “black mass” at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. In a lawsuit filed August 21 in Oklahoma County District Court, Adam Daniels and his wife Kelsey Daniels, claimed that […]

Stop for the school bus campaign

 

Tulsa school bus drivers and bus assistants launched a “Stop for the Bus –  Our Kids Are Worth the Wait” campaign, urging drivers to obey the law and stop when they approach a school bus with red flashing lights or an extended red stop sign. “Our top priority is getting kids to and from school […]

State still shows a teacher shortage

 

Oklahoma’s schools are starting another school year with more than 500 teaching vacancies despite record numbers of emergency certified teachers and the elimination of more than 400 teaching positions since last school year, according to a new survey from the Oklahoma State School Boards Association.  Nearly 75 percent of districts that responded to the fourth […]

EMSA moves to raise transport fees

 

As Tulsa’s ambulance service battles a federal lawsuit, the board has approved a $400 hike in the cost of an emergency transport run to make up for increased operating costs. The increase is 31 percent, jumping from $1,300 to $1,700 for the Eastern Division of the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), which includes Tulsa, Bixby, […]

Are secret budget negotiations underway?

 

Gov. Mary Fallin is denying published reports that she is close to make a deal with Democrat lawmakers for a $1,000,000,000.00 tax hike package. The McCarville Report in Oklahoma City reported last Thursday that Fallin was meeting with House Minority Leader Scott Inman to iron details of a tax increase. Fallin would need Democrat support […]

County scrambles to renovate jail space in the Courthouse

 

County officials will build jail cells on the third floor of the County Courthouse to replace the cells at the Municipal Courts building as a holding area for inmates waiting to appear in district court. The Tulsa City Council recently rejected a fee increase by the county jail and decided to renovate the Municipal Court […]

Tulsa Fire Department gets grant

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the City of Tulsa received a $9.5 million grant to hire 60 firefighters in the Tulsa Fire Department. The SAFER grant will allow the City of Tulsa to hire 60 firefighters in the next 12 months instead of hiring the same amount of firefighters over a three-year […]