Hofmeister praises passage of bill ensuring parents, teachers maintain voice in RSA

Hofmeister praises passage of bill ensuring parents, teachers maintain voice in RSA

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister praised the state House of Representatives and Senate for making parent/teacher reading teams permanent under the Oklahoma Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA). Yesterday, House Bill 1760, authored by Rep. Katie Henke and Sen. Jason Smalley, passed unanimously out of both the House and Senate and now heads […]

Dept. of Corrections population at 62,000

Another agency population record

Dept. of Corrections population at 62,000

Oklahoma City – On April 25, 2017 during the monthly Board of Corrections meeting at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, Oklahoma ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh informed board members that the agency had a record number of individuals in the system. “Today we have 62,000 in our system,” said Director Allbaugh. “What bothers me is back in December we […]

Modernization Chairman asks Legislators to avoid failed Massachusetts tax hike mistake

Modernization Chairman asks Legislators to avoid failed Massachusetts tax hike mistake

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Government Modernization Chairman Jason Murphey today expressed his strongest opposition to the impending introduction of a legislative plan to put a new tax on the use of information technology services. “Earlier today, Governor Fallin released an article entitled ‘Computer Science, Coding Skills in High Demand by Businesses across Our State’ in […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Senate approves education bills

Teacher pay, teacher recruitment, reducing administrative costs among measures

Oklahoma Senate approves education bills

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday approved several education related bills, including measures that address teacher pay, teacher recruitment, and the reduction of administrative costs, among other issues.