Governor signs revised emergency rules for medical marijuana

Governor signs revised emergency rules for medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued this statement after signing revised emergency rules adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which establish a framework for patients, physicians, caretakers, and business owners interested in medical marijuana: “These rules are very basic, and represent the best option in developing a proper regulatory framework for […]

State: Final FY 2018 Revenues Best Estimate by 7%

June collections come in just over 11% above estimate

State: Final FY 2018 Revenues Best Estimate by 7%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in June were $626.9 million and came in at $63.7 million, or 11.3 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $79.2 million, or 14.5 percent, above collections in June of 2017. Total collections during the 2018 fiscal year were $5.9 billion which is $381.6 million, or 7 percent, above […]

Statewide computer issue has shutdown driver license system

Statewide computer issue has shutdown driver license system

Updated on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 — At the current time, driver license offices across the state are not able to issue new driver licenses or ID cards but can issue replacement and renewal licenses and IDs. Tag agencies are not affected, as they only issue replacement driver licenses and IDs. The Department of Public Safety […]

Governor: No special legislative session to implement State Question 788

Governor, Legislative Leaders Confident in Emergency Rules Drafted by Oklahoma State Health Department

Governor: No special legislative session to implement State Question 788

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement on how the state will proceed with developing rules and regulations to deal with implementing State Question 788, the medical marijuana ballot issue approved by Oklahoma voters earlier this week: “After conferring with House and Senate leaders, we believe a special legislative session is […]

ODOT: Campaign signs on highways litter-ally costing taxpayers money

ODOT: Campaign signs on highways litter-ally costing taxpayers money

One of the big expenses for political candidates in Oklahoma is one that unfortunately also costs taxpayers money. The illegal placement of campaign materials along state highways is considered littering by state law. While spots along highways, interstates or even along bridges and overpasses may seem like an ideal place to advertise for a candidate […]

State: May General Revenue Fund collections exceed estimate by nearly 20%

Total year-to-date collections at 6.5% above estimate

State: May General Revenue Fund collections exceed estimate by nearly 20%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in May were $497.8 million and came in at $82.3 million, or 19.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $109.7 million, or 28.3 percent, above collections in May of 2017. Total collections over the first 11 months of the fiscal year were $5.2 billion which is $317.9 million, or […]

State takes first step toward improving auto insurance verification system

State takes first step toward improving auto insurance verification system

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) has awarded a contract for the new Oklahoma Compulsory Insurance Verification System (OCIVS). The new system, hosted by MV Solutions, Inc., will be overseen by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). The current system has been managed by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). […]

State: General Revenue collections pick up in April

All reporting categories indicate healthy growth in Oklahoma economy

State: General Revenue collections pick up in April

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in April were $764.3 million and came in at $93.8 million, or 14.0 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $152.5 million, or 24.9 percent, above collections in April of 2017. Total collections over the first 10 months of the fiscal year were $4.7 billion which is $235.6 million, or […]

Governor Mary Fallin vetoes Senate Bill 1212

Governor Mary Fallin vetoes Senate Bill 1212

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today vetoed Senate Bill 1212, which would have eliminated the requirement to complete a short firearms safety and training course from a certified instructor and demonstrate competency with a pistol before carrying a gun in public. The governor issued the following statement: “Oklahoma is a state that respects the Second […]

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