March GRF receipts 9% below estimate; State to borrow more money

Borrowing necessary to make monthly agency allocations

March GRF receipts 9% below estimate; State to borrow more money

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in March missed the official monthly estimate by 9 percent and are 2.8 percent below the estimate for the first three quarters of the fiscal year. Total GRF collections of $352.1 million in March will be short of the amount needed to make agency monthly allocations. About $31 […]

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

We have critical needs in our core services, including education, health and mental health, public safety and transportation. 

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

With more than half of the 2017 legislative session behind us, committee and floor votes in both chambers have been largely focused on legislation dealing with public policy issues in a variety of areas—criminal justice, education, public safety and more.  But in addition to meeting deadlines for committee and floor passage of those measures, work […]

City Hall approved for new flooring; CIP money to fund project

This photo shows holes in the flooring inside the council chambers. This is one example of several tripping hazards identified by City staff.

City Hall approved for new flooring; CIP money to fund project

The Guthrie city council unanimously approved for City staff to solicit bids for the replacement of flooring on all three floors of the building, which includes the police department. The estimated cost is approximately $45,000 and will be paid with monies from the approved sales tax program (Capital Improvement Projects). “This is a safety issue,” […]

Langston University to honor five outstanding women

Langston University to honor five outstanding women

Langston – Five outstanding women leaders will be honored at Langston University’s annual Women in Leadership luncheon on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The following leaders will be recognized for their remarkable achievements in their various professions: Ms. Beverly Binkowski, Division Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Mrs. […]

Commissioner Doak: Kick start retirement planning today

Commissioner Doak: Kick start retirement planning today

By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Retirement can be a new beginning for us, but planning for your golden years can be daunting. This week is National Retirement Planning Week© (NRPW). The goal of NRPW is to promote the importance of comprehensive retirement planning. While retirement planning was once thought of as an issue […]