Williams urges Regents to use veto money for OSU-Tulsa

Wednesday, June 21st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A state senator from Tulsa is urging the State Regents for Higher Education to give a two-point-84 (m) million dollars windfall from a veto by the governor to Oklahoma State's Tulsa campus.
Senator Penny Williams says the money received by the regents from Keating's eleventh hour veto of an appropriations bill won't address every need at O-S-U-Tulsa. But she says it would be a step in the right direction.
She says O-S-U Tulsa requested a budget increase of five-point-four (m) million dollars to fulfill its responsibilities to the Tulsa community. O-S-U-Tulsa received a 660-thousand dollar increase.
Williams says there's a major constituency wanting higher education services in Tulsa, but it won't be served unless O-S-U-Tulsa is properly funded.