Fiscal year collections nearly 3% below estimate

Fiscal year collections nearly 3% below estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in January missed the official monthly estimate by 3.4 percent and were 2.8 percent below the estimate for the first seven months of the fiscal year as sales tax receipts fell below projections and corporate income tax collections continued to show their volatility.

OMES: December GRF receipts below estimate

Caution needed as tax collections continue slid

OMES: December GRF receipts below estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in December missed the official monthly estimate by 12.3 percent and are 2.7 percent below the estimate for the first six months of the fiscal year as most major tax categories lagged behind projections.

DHS to use agency attorneys to speed up adoptions

DHS to use agency attorneys to speed up adoptions

Oklahoma City — The Department of Human Services announced this week a new initiative to more quickly and efficiently finalize adoptions for children in foster care who are legally-free.  The DHS Legal Services division has created an Adoption Unit whose sole function is to assist prospective adoptive parents as they manage and finalize the adoption process […]

November GRF receipts above estimate

Sales tax collections continue slide; receipts remain below yearly estimate

November GRF receipts above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — An unexpectedly high deposit from individual income tax collections pushed November’s General Revenue Fund (GRF) 7.3 percent above the monthly estimate, but with sales tax collections continuing to slide the total receipts for the fiscal year remained below the estimate.

DPS: OHP troopers restricted due to budget shortfall

DPS: OHP troopers restricted due to budget shortfall

The Department of Public Safety announced today they will be implementing additional cost-saving measures to make up for a budget shortfall for FY17. Effective December 1, 2016 Troopers will have a daily 100-mile restriction on OHP patrol cars. OHP aircraft flying hours will be reduced and some dispatch operations will be altered between 11 p.m. […]

Gov. Fallin looks forward to offering comprehensive justice reform policies following passage of SQ 780

Gov. Fallin looks forward to offering comprehensive justice reform policies following passage of SQ 780

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today said that Oklahoma voters made it clear this week they want the state to redirect how it deals with drug addiction and the criminal justice system. Nearly 60 percent (58.2 percent) of voters on Tuesday voted for State Question 780, which would reduce the penalties for some nonviolent […]

Applications available for 2017 aging academy

Applications available for 2017 aging academy

Oklahoma City —The Oklahoma Aging Advocacy Leadership Academy (OAALA) is accepting applications for its upcoming 20th anniversary class of 2017.  OAALA provides free training for individuals to become volunteer community leaders and advocates for Oklahoma’s aging population.

Free help with Medicare open enrollment could lead to major savings

Free help with Medicare open enrollment could lead to major savings

OKLAHOMA CITY – Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma can get free, unbiased help reviewing their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2017. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) and its partner agencies are offering the assistance during the open enrollment period. Last year, MAP counselors helped Oklahoma beneficiaries save an average of $1,900 […]

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