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 […]

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, […]