Senate approves criminal justice reforms

Treat, Shaw bills will keep communities safe, while slowing incarceration rates

Senate approves criminal justice reforms

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday approved a slate of criminal justice reform bills that will slow the state’s skyrocketing incarceration rates while still keeping communities safe.

March general revenue collections beat estimate

Economic recovery continues at slow, steady pace

March general revenue collections beat estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $405.5 million and came in at $21.4 million, or 5.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $53.5 million, or 15.2 percent, above collections in March of 2017. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year were $4.0 billion which is $141.8 million, […]

State: February general revenue collections miss estimate

Total year-to-date estimate slightly above at 3.5%

State: February general revenue collections miss estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in February were $294.2 million and came in at $2.0 million, or 0.7 percent, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $46.2 million, or 18.6 percent, above collections in February of 2017. Total collections over the first eight months of the fiscal year were $3.6 billion which is $120.4 million, […]

Survey finds low teacher pay main reason for leaving Oklahoma classrooms

Survey finds low teacher pay main reason for leaving Oklahoma classrooms

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2018) – Teacher pay and education funding are among the chief reasons former Oklahoma educators have left the classroom, according to a comprehensive survey released by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister discussed the findings Monday at a news conference at OSDE.

December GRF receipts above estimate

Year-to-date shows small increase of only 2.9%

December GRF receipts above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in December were $512.6 million and came in at $36.6 million, or 7.7 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $93.1 million, or 22.2 percent above collections in December of 2016. Total collections over the first six months of the fiscal year were $2.7 billion which is $75.2 […]