It appears the Oklahoma Legislature will be heading to a special session after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Thursday the Legislature unconstitutionally passed the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee during the final days of this year’s session.
After further discussion and research this week on the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), City of Guthrie officials say that in fact they did receive written permission from legal counsel on making project changes to a $3M bond.
Photo taken of the continued upgrades at Mineral Wells Park on Aug. 6
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 […]
Once was a cherished school building and now currently an eye sore, the City of Guthrie revealed a proposed plan for Banner Park on the town’s west side.
Guthrie property owners will see their property taxes go up to pay back a Guthrie police officer, who was once terminated and then reinstated, after a court judgement against the City of Guthrie.
The Guthrie city council unanimously voted to raise court costs and added a technology fee to citations.
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 the public is invited to participate in the annual Buick test-drive event that coincides with “Meet the Bluejays” which helps raise up to $10,000 for the Guthrie Football Boosters and Guthrie Educational Foundation. Money raised will be used to help with classroom grants in the spring and equipment for the […]
With the 2017-18 school year right around the corner, the state of Oklahoma is offering a tax free weekend Aug. 4-6. It applies to clothing and shoes and is intended to coincide with back-to-school shopping.
A special workshop meeting has been called for Tuesday for the Guthrie city council. The council will discuss three separate projects that could total over $2 million.
Last week, the groundwork began for upgrades to Mineral Wells Park and Highland Park.
Guthrie Public Schools superintendent says the school district has weathered the financial storm over the last two years, but says he’s moving forward with caution.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced planned reductions totaling about $30 million over the course of the next fiscal year to a number of programs serving vulnerable children and adults.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) today announced that for the second year in a row it set a new statewide record distribution to Oklahoma’s public schools.
Mineral Wells Park and Highland Park will soon be getting updates to the basketball and tennis courts. In addition, a volleyball court will be added to one of the parks. The project will be funded through the capital improvement project (CIP) sales tax revenue.
Money returned to Rainy Day Fund for education ad valorem reimbursement
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.
Guthrie Police Lt. Mark Bruning received a six digit settlement offer for back pay following a city council executive session on Tuesday night.
No single elected official can control every piece of legislation and every aspect of the budget. It’s a collaborative process involving two legislative chambers representing 149 districts and the governor.
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 […]
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services learned the agency will receive an appropriation of nearly $700 million for the state fiscal year 2018, which is $33 million short of its current budget obligations. “We will be evaluating our options as well as priorities for the next year, preparing to make some very difficult decisions,” said […]
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety express their appreciation to Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for providing funding for an OHP training academy in 2018.