By Arthur Kane | | Jan 15, 2015 5:00 AM | 16
By Arthur Kane | University of Oklahoma accounting professor Dipankar Ghosh took home $224,400 in pay last year and the school paid him another $88,349 for additional administrative work for a total salary of $312,749, school records show. Hong Liu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, took home $306,000 last year as a base salary, according to [...]
By Arthur Kane | | Dec 26, 2014 5:00 AM
Tulsa, Okla., City Manager Jim Twombly apparently doesn’t know how much taxpayers pay to retiring workers in accrued sick and vacation leave each year, and he has ignored an open records request on city salaries for more than a month.
By Rob Nikolewski | | Dec 17, 2014 5:00 AM | 490
Crashing prices at the pump is good news for drivers but could prove to be a problem for budgets in states that rely heavily on oil and gas revenue.
By Steve Wilson | | Dec 02, 2014 9:19 AM | 144
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves supports junking Common Core and replacing it with a new curriculum.
By Arthur Kane | | Nov 28, 2014 5:00 AM | 53
By Arthur Kane | Only about 25,000 illegal immigrants in Oklahoma are likely to benefit from President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, but that modest number of people still could cost taxpayers nearly $200 million a year if they receive full welfare, Social Security and other benefits. However, the good news is that the executive order will save [...]
By Arthur Kane | | Nov 26, 2014 5:00 AM | 20
In the past five years, Oklahoma City taxpayers have cut checks totaling $20.6 million to retiring city employees for accrued vacation and sick leave, found through an analysis of city databases.
By Arthur Kane | | Nov 07, 2014 5:00 AM | 39
Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees are supposed to keep the roads safe and clear, but some also used state time and resources to send out potentially offensive emails that referred to the president as an “Ass hole” and mocked overweight people.
By Rob Nikolewski | | Oct 24, 2014 5:00 AM | 11
Oklahoma State University has enlisted a Tulsa law firm to file suit against New Mexico State over the use of its cowboy logo.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 25, 2014 5:00 AM | 22
Oklahoma City’s budget touts its 2011 Forbes Magazine designation as one of “America’s Most Affordable Cities,” but many city employees are still raking in big salaries. And that the same 2014-15 budget warns those salary increases may leave it with a nearly $30 million budget gap.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 09, 2014 5:00 AM | 75
Oklahoma police buy military vehicles, but some question the need for war weapons in rural departments