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Jail Trust

Commissioners give Jail Trust $34M in blink-and-you-missed-it meeting

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The Oklahoma County Commissioners Wednesday voted to award $34 million in CARES money to the Criminal Justice Authority (Jail Trust).
Oklahoma City Council

OKC Council sets up $2M aid to local live entertainment venues

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The OKC City Council Tuesday, money was allocated to the city's live entertainment venues that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust faces loud protest over $36M Cares Act money

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Dozens of protestors disrupted the Oklahoma County Jail Trust meeting until they were heard as demanded about $36 million of Cares Act money.
free speech

County Commissioners strike Free Speech item, allocate CARES money

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In a raucous special meeting of the Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners on Friday, the Board struck down a controversial resolution to clamp...
Oklahoma County Jail

Budget Board approves $36 million in CARES Act dollars for Jail Trust

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board Thursday recommended $36 million of CARES Act money to be spent on the county jail alone.
protest

Resolution against protests yields more protests at county courthouse

Oklahoma County Commissioners deferred a decision on a controversial resolution to curb protests even outside at the County Courthouse.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Free Speech, CARES funds discussed at raucous Commissioners meeting

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Oklahoma County Commissioners discussed banning certain types of free speech activities on County property, and how to spend CARES Act money.
Isaiah Lewis

Oklahoma County Court Clerk resolution would curb protests

Oklahoma County County Commissioners will consider a resolution that would limit the manner and location of protests on any county property.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail administrator works to catch up coronavirus testing

Greg Williams, the new Oklahoma County Jail administrator is catching up from a testing backlog they had at the handoff from the Sheriff.
Oklahoma City Council

City Council says Yes to SROs for OKCPS, looks at City Charter changes

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The City Council on Tuesday, a contract for School Resource Officers was passed along with allocating more money to the MAPS 3 Convention Center.