Tulsa residents’ stormwater charges may go up later this year.

Those pay for infrastructure that drains away rainfall. The Streets and Stormwater Department is requesting a 3% increase to help stay on top of maintenance and repair needs, as well as to implement a comprehensive system to help prioritize future work. 

City Engineer Paul Zachary said a planned 7% increase was scaled back because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic effects on so many people, and that meant reigning in work plans.

Our guests on StudioTulsa are the Tulsa-based artists, community advocates, and avid cyclists Shane Darwent and Kolby Ari. They are the co-presenters of Cycling the Gap, a three-part series of guided, community-minded bike rides here in Tulsa that will take place on May 1st, 8th, and 15th. The ride scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday the 1st) will focus on Sustainability. The following two rides -- happening on the following two Saturdays -- will look at matters of Infrastructure and Black Art & Commerce.

Office of Sen. James Lankford

Senate Republicans unveiled their own $568 billion infrastructure plan Thursday, about one-fourth of the amount President Biden proposed spending earlier this month.

That announcement came the day after several GOP senators took to the floor to say they have questions about Biden’s plan, including Oklahoma’s James Lankford.

The White House

The White House on Monday released information about President Biden's proposed American Jobs Plan infrastructure package, meant to sell the public on how its passage would benefit states, territories, Tribes and rural America.