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.

ODOT looking at suspending construction work; commission defers award on new highway contracts due to funding concerns

ODOT looking at suspending construction work; commission defers award on new highway contracts due to funding concerns

At its Monday, May 1 meeting, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission took unprecedented action on new construction projects due to the ongoing state budget crisis. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation also updated commissioners on proposals being considered by the legislature that would affect transportation funding and the impacts to construction already underway. 

March GRF receipts 9% below estimate; State to borrow more money

Borrowing necessary to make monthly agency allocations

March GRF receipts 9% below estimate; State to borrow more money

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 […]

City Hall approved for new flooring; CIP money to fund project

This photo shows holes in the flooring inside the council chambers. This is one example of several tripping hazards identified by City staff.

City Hall approved for new flooring; CIP money to fund project

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,” […]