House approves bill to increase Oklahomans’ access to health care

HB 1013 will remove financial, statutory barriers for nurse practitioners; measure giving nurse practitioners full practice authority heads to Senate

House approves bill to increase Oklahomans’ access to health care

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.

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.