Governor Mary Fallin vetoes most of revised budget bill

Preserves funding for cre Health, Human Services

Governor Mary Fallin vetoes most of revised budget bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin this evening vetoed most of the revised budget bill approved by legislators in special session. She kept intact parts of the bill that temporarily preserve funding for key health and human services until lawmakers return in another special session to approve long-term funding solutions.

October GRF receipts 0.6% above estimate

No indication current trend to yield significant growth in next fiscal year

October GRF receipts 0.6% above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in October were $436.4 million and came $2.5 million, 0.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. Coincidentally, the year-to-date estimate also came in above by 0.6 percent. There was improvement in nearly every category from last year, as expected. 

Oklahoma’s pension systems show strong gains in 2017

Oklahoma’s pension systems show strong gains in 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Pension Systems achieved substantial gains during the past fiscal year, according to actuarial reports presented during State Rep. Randy McDaniel’s interim study Wednesday.“The noteworthy results are the product of collaboration and hard work,” said McDaniel, R-Edmond. “The improvement is valuable to those counting on the durability of the pension systems […]

September GRF receipts equal estimate

Recovery continues to be slow, steady

September GRF receipts equal estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in September were $505.1 million and came in flat when compared with the monthly estimate. However, collections to the GRF were $52.4 million, or 11.6 percent, higher than prior year collections for September. 

Guthrie Fire-EMS receives $310,996 through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Guthrie Fire-EMS receives $310,996 through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a $310,996.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Guthrie Fire-EMS. The money will be used to purchasing lifesaving emergency medical equipment for the department’s ambulances and rescue vehicles, according to Fire Chief Eric Harlow. 

Child Support Services to collect new fee

Child Support Services to collect new fee

Beginning Oct. 1, many child support customers will see a new fee withheld from their child support payments. Child Support Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, will charge 3 percent, up to $10 per month, on child support collections. The new fee is expected to generate about $1 million this year […]

United Way kicks off 2017 season

United Way kicks off 2017 season

The campaign season is underway for United Way Logan County as the organization raises funds for 11 programs at 10 partner agencies. Those agencies are on the frontline helping residents of the community live healthier, happier lives.

August GRF receipts 1.9% above estimate

Current budget situation tenuous and cash flow still an issue

August GRF receipts 1.9% above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in August were $413.7 million and came in 1.9 percent higher when compared with the monthly estimate. However, collections to the GRF were $843,000, or 0.2 percent, below prior year collections for August. For the first two months of the fiscal year, total collections to the GRF were […]

Crescent waiving unpaid ticket fees for 10 days

Crescent waiving unpaid ticket fees for 10 days

The City of Crescent is having a 10-day amnesty period for unpaid tickets from September 11 through September 21. During this time, the City will waive all failure to appear, pay and comply fees attached to citations that are unpaid. The failure to appear (FTA) fee is usually 300 dollars.

July GRF receipts equal monthly estimate

Corporate income taxes again contribute nothing to GRF

July GRF receipts equal monthly estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in July were equal to the monthly estimate, while outpacing the prior year collections by 10.7 percent for the first month of the fiscal year. GRF collections in July totaled $411.4 million, which is equal to the official estimate upon which the fiscal year 2018 appropriated state budget […]

Overview of year one of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects

Photo taken of the continued upgrades at Mineral Wells Park on Aug. 6

Overview of year one of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects

Updated on Aug. 8 at 2:30 p.m. — City Manager Leroy Alsup reached out to Guthrie News Page following this article to clarify the City of Guthrie did receive written permission from bond counsel to substitute projects in the $3M CIP bond. He says there was miscommunication between him and City staff. For more here […]

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