OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation that strengthens the pension system for Oklahoma firefighters has passed the House with a vote of 93 to 0.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Monday overwhelming approved a series of bipartisan bills dealing with veterans’ issues, including a measure that protects the contractual and financial rights of service members that are mobilized or deployed.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would increase the likelihood of the death penalty for people convicted of killing a law enforcement officer in the line of duty passed the House with a vote of 73-21 today.
Project completed in-house by OMES IT, costing no additional money
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has launched a new and improved online inmate lookup for public use.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation prohibiting school district personnel from using corporal punishment on certain students passed unanimously Monday out of the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a vote of 89 to 0.
HB 1013 will remove financial, statutory barriers for nurse practitioners; measure giving nurse practitioners full practice authority heads to Senate
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two weeks after dozens of nurse practitioners visited the state Capitol to speak with lawmakers, the House of Representatives passed a measure aimed at improving access to health care services across Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The third hearing for the 56th Legislature’s House Judiciary – Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee took place last Wednesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of a General Revenue failure for the State of Oklahoma, the State Board of Education (SBE) revised the common education budget to reflect $50.2 million in cuts.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Superintendents are starting to join with state representatives to ask for passage of House Bill 1482, which would restore protections for children and the places where they gather, such as schools, daycares and parks.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Casey Murdock today praised the passage of his Blue Lives Matter Bill in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Judiciary – Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee.
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.
By Governor Mary Fallin Earlier this month, I introduced a plan to stabilize our state by beginning true, meaningful budget reforms and modernizing our state’s tax laws. It cuts some taxes and raises others. To help our families, I proposed eliminating the state sales tax on groceries, which is expected to result in annual savings […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 10, 2017) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced today that Oklahoma high schools will soon have the opportunity to offer a course designed to dramatically reduce math remediation at state colleges and universities.
OKLAHOMA CITY — In recent days, there have been reports of cities and counties worried about losing revenue from the elimination of the state sales tax on groceries. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services and the Oklahoma Tax Commission would like to unequivocally state that cities and counties would still have the option […]
Caution needed as tax collections continue slid
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.
Board approves estimate showing $692M budget hole
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Board of Equalization on Wednesday approved an estimate of revenues available for the next appropriated state budget that shows a preliminary budget hole of at least $692 million.
OKLAHOMA CITY – For the first time in the 49 year history of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the population of individuals who are incarcerated, on supervision or are currently in a county jail awaiting transfer has surpassed 61,000 this week.
OKLAHOMA CITY – At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the State Board of Education (SBE) today voted unanimously to approve the final recommendations of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) for a new system of assessment and accountability scheduled to take effect in the 2017-2018 school year.
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 […]
Sales tax collections continue slide; receipts remain below yearly 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.