Enel Green Power North America began construction of the Red Dirt wind project, its largest wind farm in Oklahoma. The energy and renewable energy credits from Red Dirt will be sold under two long-term agreements, one with T-Mobile US, Inc. and the other with the Grand River Dam Authority.
The State of Oklahoma, once again, is borrowing money and schools, including Guthrie Public Schools, will not be fully-funded this month in state aid. This time costing the school district $73,190 for the month of April.
Borrowing necessary to make monthly agency allocations
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 […]
This photo shows holes in the flooring inside the council chambers. This is one example of several tripping hazards identified by City staff.
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,” […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — The State of Oklahoma officially launched today the new OKStateStat.ok.gov website, which looks beyond the numbers to align state dollars with Oklahoma’s priorities.
A representative with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) says they are ready to prepare a consent order that could possibly leave a potential $10,000 daily fine on Logan County. However, the Logan County Board of County Commissioners heavily contest they do not have any means to enforce DEQ regulations.
In a special meeting on Thursday evening, Guthrie Public Schools awarded a contract for construction of Charter Oak Elementary and hired two administration positions for the district.
Guthrie Public School teachers were taken back by surprise when 10 people unexpectedly showed up to their classroom with balloons, bundt cake and a certificate.
The Office of Management and Enterprise Services would like to clear up misconceptions about the use of appropriations from the Lottery Trust Fund.
February GRF receipts above estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — A change in the payment date for a higher education scholarship fund has caused total General Revenue Fund receipts to appear artificially higher than expected at 8.3 percent above the estimate for February as corporate income tax collections remain unpredictable.
The Guthrie City Council unanimously voted Tuesday evening to bring in a third-party business recruitment business to provide retail and restaurant recruitment/development services.
OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of a General Revenue failure for the State of Oklahoma, the State Board of Education (SBE) revised the common education budget to reflect $50.2 million in cuts.
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in January missed the official monthly estimate by 3.4 percent and were 2.8 percent below the estimate for the first seven months of the fiscal year as sales tax receipts fell below projections and corporate income tax collections continued to show their volatility.
OKLAHOMA CITY — In recent days, there have been reports of cities and counties worried about losing revenue from the elimination of the state sales tax on groceries. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services and the Oklahoma Tax Commission would like to unequivocally state that cities and counties would still have the option […]
Mark Bruning’s attorney on Monday morning says the City of Guthrie currently owes between $400,000 and $500,000 in back pay, increases and attorney fees.
Caution needed as tax collections continue slid
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in December missed the official monthly estimate by 12.3 percent and are 2.7 percent below the estimate for the first six months of the fiscal year as most major tax categories lagged behind projections.
Teachers given up to $1,100 as part of OERB education program
GUTHRIE, Okla. – Four Guthrie teachers recently attended a teacher-training workshop hosted by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and walked away with hundreds of dollars in free classroom supplies. Now, they are encouraging other Oklahoma teachers to sign up for the free program.
Board approves estimate showing $692M budget hole
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Board of Equalization on Wednesday approved an estimate of revenues available for the next appropriated state budget that shows a preliminary budget hole of at least $692 million.
Sales tax collections continue slide; receipts remain below yearly estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — An unexpectedly high deposit from individual income tax collections pushed November’s General Revenue Fund (GRF) 7.3 percent above the monthly estimate, but with sales tax collections continuing to slide the total receipts for the fiscal year remained below the estimate.
Highland Park and Mineral Wells Park are just two of several jewels in Guthrie. Both city parks will see improvements through the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) sales tax.