General Revenue Fund collections have increased annually since hitting their “Great Recession” low in fiscal year 2010. Fiscal year 2013 collections totaled $5.575 billion, $1 billion more than the $4.621 billion collected in FY2010, but still remain below their pre-recession high.
Former Treasurer Scott Meacham described FY2010, his last full fiscal year as treasurer and as the man then responsible for the monthly revenue reports, as “the worst fiscal year in recent memory.”
Last year, scientists got the chance to solve a medical mystery — well, at least half of it. This week the final puzzle pieces fell into place, as investigators tracked the newly identified virus to an eight-legged bug.
The mystery actually began with two Missouri farmers who came down with a strange illness in 2009. They had high fevers, diarrhea and nausea. Their platelet counts dropped dramatically, though they didn't experience any abnormal bleeding.
A recently released survey of states by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows Oklahoma is one of nine states without a texting ban in place, despite some lawmakers’ previous efforts.
Through public awareness campaigns and other grassroots efforts, there has been a 45 percent increase in the last three years in the number of states with texting bans, with 41 states and the District of Columbia having some type of texting ban in place, up from 28 states and D.C. in 2010, the survey data shows.
The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma says it's filed a petition for a rehearing of the South Carolina Supreme Court's decision allowing the adoption of a girl of Cherokee heritage by a Charleston-area couple.
The Tahlequah-based tribe said Monday that the court's decision was "troubling."
Several American Indian groups are also preparing to sue over the decision.
He was called one of the greatest atheletes of the 20th century, but Jim Thorpe’s life certainly had its highs and lows. His final resting place wasn’t his native Oklahoma but the small Pennsylvania towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk – which later combined to bear the name of the famous athlete.
Before Jim Thorpe can return to Oklahoma, a lawsuit has to be decided You have clicked on a link to information that is exclusive to Journal Record subscribers. Already a paid subscriber but not registered for online access yet? For instructions on how to get premium web access, click here.
Nearly 70 years after the post-World War II suburban explosion, some developers and civic innovators argue that urban centers can increase their livability by going beyond the lower limits of what’s functional.