May GRF receipts 1.5% below monthly estimate

Money returned to Rainy Day Fund for education ad valorem reimbursement

May GRF receipts 1.5% below monthly estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in May missed the official monthly estimate by 1.5 percent, providing enough revenue to cover current FY17 allocation needs and avoiding further cuts to agencies as borrowed funds are returned.

Governor signs budget bill, highlights successes in 2017 Legislative session

Governor signs budget bill, highlights successes in 2017 Legislative session

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill (Senate Bill 860) into law, which closes an $878 million shortfall, maintains common education funding at current levels, and prevents the closings of hospitals and nursing homes. The 2018 fiscal year appropriated budget will be $6,830,177,825. It is $37,782,641, or 0.55 […]

GHS student receives first-ever scholarship in teacher’s memory

Jennifer's parents, Robin and Jeff Briggs, stand with Dylan Johnston, who was the recipient of the Oklahoma City Community scholar.

GHS student receives first-ever scholarship in teacher’s memory

A Guthrie High School (GHS) senior was presented and awarded a scholarship in the memory of a teacher, who was tragically killed in a vehicle accident. The award was given at the annual GHS Scholarship Awards presentation.

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.

BOCC not pleased with $5,000 donation for “party fund”

BOCC not pleased with $5,000 donation for “party fund”

The Logan County Board of County Commissioners displayed their frustration with a state government agency after an audit showed a $5,000 donation was made for an anniversary party. On Monday morning during commissioner comments, District 3 County Commissioner showed frustration toward Oklahoma Cooperative Circuit Engineering Districts Board (OCCEDB) after a 2016 audit showed a number […]

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 […]

April GRF receipts nearly 13% below monthly estimate

Uncertainty remains for this and next fiscal year

April GRF receipts nearly 13% below monthly estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in April missed the official monthly estimate by 12.9 percent and were 4.4 percent below the estimate for the fiscal year, leading to more uncertainty regarding deeper reductions to state agencies as the Legislature stalls with budget proposals.

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