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Norman officials trying to find a way to avoid layoffs

By Jane Glenn Cannon: A plan is in the works to save jobs targeted by a proposed city budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said. Rosenthal said amendments to the city manager’s proposed budget could reinstate 26 positions, eliminating 12 that are already vacant. The city manager’s budget recommends [...]

Henry, GOP leaders announce OK budget deal that reduces state spending by 7.6%

SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer 7:35 PM CDT, May 20, 2010 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic Gov. Brad Henry and Republican leaders of the House and Senate have agreed on a $6.68 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The deal announced Thursday by Henry, House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate [...]

OK regulatory agency members want to return pay

From Associated Press on Yahoo Finance: On Tuesday May 4, 2010, 5:08 pm EDT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma Corporation Commission members say they want to return part of their pay. Commissioners Dana Murphy and Bob Anthony say they told Gov. Brad Henry on Tuesday that their intent is to match wage losses experienced [...]

Weekly Wednesday – Ways to save on home improvement

Springtime in Oklahoma is beautiful. Flowers are blooming, the grass is green again, outdoor festivals start and people get inspired to make changes to their home. Before you start that home improvement project, take a look at our list of tips to save money. Leave a comment with a tip that has helped you save [...]

OK Senate, House plan cuts to manage state budget

From Newsok:   Legislative leaders are implementing cost-savings measures for Senate and House staff in anticipation of additional budget cuts in the next fiscal year, officials announced Wednesday.Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate needs to reduce its costs by nearly $1 million to deal with budget cuts. The budget for [...]

Weekly Wednesday – Ways to save on travel

With Spring and Summer approaching, many of us are starting to plan our family vacations and outings. Here are a few money-saving reminders to consider when planning your trip: Travel during your destination’s off season. Go camping. Consider renting a house or condo for your vacation instead of a hotel. Since houses and condos have [...]

Visit the Crystal Bridge – Free on Thursday, March 25

See more than 1000 varieties of plants for free this Thursday, March 25, in celebration of the Crystal Bridge’s 22nd birthday. This is a great opportunity to see the Crystal Bridge before it closes for a year-long renovation on April 26, 2010. Visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens website for more information. *Normal operating hours until [...]

Free trees from OKC Parks and Apache Foundation

This is a great opportunity to beautify your yard and Oklahoma City for free! Registration begins today – hurry! From OKC.gov: The City of Oklahoma City is pleased to once again support the coordination of another Great OKC Tree Give-Away. Funding for the trees is made possible through the Houston-based Apache Foundation. Registration for the [...]

Weekly Wednesday – Free things to do on your furlough day

Many of our readers will be experiencing furlough days soon. This may be a great day to catch up on sleep and laundry – we respect that. However, we gathered a few activities that you could do on all or a portion of your furlough day: Volunteer at a local charity. Weekday volunteers are hard [...]

Weekly Wednesdays – Ways to save on activities with your kids

As Spring Break is approaching, the question is crossing your mind:”What am I going to do with my kids this week?” Thankfully, we have put together a short list of activities that don’t cost an arm & a leg. Metro Family Magazine gathered a list of Spring Break camps and activities for kids. Check it [...]

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January 27, 2010
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