Category Archives: State

Passenger rail returns: Tulsa to OKC

Effective Thursday in a 12 page document, WATCO Companies L.L.C. of Pittsburg, Kansas, issued a Request for Proposal to begin the process of securing a private rail carrier to provide passenger service for an initial period of 10 years between downtown Tulsa and the newly reconfigured Santa Fe Hub in Oklahoma City. Continue reading

Supremes uphold accurate voter rolls

Attorney General Mike Hunter today celebrated another victory for the state at the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the laws in Ohio and other states, including Oklahoma, that ensure that the states’ list of registered voters remains accurate.

The National Voter Registration Act requires states to implement programs that ensure accurate voter registration rolls by removing the names of people who have died or moved.  Continue reading

Turner Turnpike closings this week

The Turner Turnpike will see overnight closures this week between Oklahoma City and Wellston as construction on the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike continues. The closures are part of a project to install bridge beams near Luther Road on the new interchange that will connect the EOC Turnpike to the Turner Turnpike (I-44).  Continue reading

Public urged to be vigilant with schools

Sen. Rob Standridge

While the legislature approved much-needed pay raises for teachers and school support staff this year Sen. Rob Standridge and other legislators are concerned after hearing plans by multiple districts that want to give their administrators pay raises meant for support staff.

The legislators want to ensure the pay raises are dispersed correctly and want to encourage the public to hold local school boards and administrators accountable as these decisions are made in the next few weeks and months.      Continue reading