The Oklahoman’s Nolan Clay reports Oklahomans have been a lot less charitable with their income tax refunds lately. Donations made through Oklahoma tax forms were down over the last 12 months, a reflection of a nationwide trend. Only $147,404 was raised off Oklahoma tax forms in the latest fiscal year, which ended last week. That’s the lowest total in years, records show.
A hole the westbound lanes of the Crosstown Expressway was repaired Sunday. Transportation Department officials said the repairs were completed and the roads reopened about 10 p.m. after having been closed for more than six hours.
A public hearing is planned at the state Capitol this week to discuss whether a four-day work week for state employees would save money as energy prices continue to rise. Scott Barger, the deputy director of the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, said cutting one commute a week would be one way to help defray costs for state employees. The hearing is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Today in OKC: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-90s. Southerly winds 10 to 20 mph.