Rep. Murphey: Taxing Netflix

Rep. Murphey: Taxing Netflix

Last Monday, legislative leaders positioned Oklahoma to join one other state and several left-leaning cities (including Chicago and Pasadena) in enacting a tax on Netflix users and users of other streaming video services including Hulu and Amazon Video.

Column: Do I need life insurance?

Column: Do I need life insurance?

By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie. The short answer is yes, you need it. And you want term insurance. Let’s start with explaining exactly what term life insurance is–it pays the face amount to your beneficiary(s) if you die prematurely (during the policy period). Why is […]

Column: Why is my car insurance so high?

Column: Why is my car insurance so high?

By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie. Good question. There are many factors that underwriters use to rate your insurance premiums. In order to take action against your high premiums, it’s important to first understand what factors drive up the cost of your monthly bill. • Your […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes oh my!

Ask Dr. Anna: Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes oh my!

Warmer weather might be fun, but it also means more risk for dogs, cats, and humans.  Ticks and mosquitoes are already here, and fleas will be appearing shortly.  These pesky pests can transmit diseases to yourself and your furry friends.  Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss these parasites and how to protect against fleas and ticks.

Comm. Doak: Insurance tips after weekend storms

Comm. Doak: Insurance tips after weekend storms

By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Many Oklahomans are cleaning up after the storms that swept through the state over the weekend. But the clean-up is just part of the recovery effort. Navigating through the insurance claim process can be confusing and stressful. Here are a few tips to help make it a little […]

Insurance Commissioner: Don’t believe everything you hear about Senate Bill 478

Insurance Commissioner: Don’t believe everything you hear about Senate Bill 478

By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner The Oklahoma Legislature is currently debating a bill that could help Oklahomans find more affordable health insurance. Senate Bill 478 authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to negotiate compacts with other states to allow insurers from those states to sell individual health insurance policies in Oklahoma. Oklahomans face an individual […]

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 […]

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 […]