OKLAHOMA CITY – General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in October missed the official estimate by 10.8 percent and fell below the estimate for the first four months of the fiscal year as oil prices remain low and sales tax collections continue to slide.
The Guthrie Board of Education approved a recommendation from the district’s superintendent of a one-time stipend for all certified and support personnel.
LEXINGTON – Today, at the monthly corrections board meeting, the members of the board unanimously approved a one-time stipend for all employees at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC).
OKLAHOMA CITY – Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma can get free, unbiased help reviewing their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2017. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) and its partner agencies are offering the assistance during the open enrollment period. Last year, MAP counselors helped Oklahoma beneficiaries save an average of $1,900 […]
We have now completed what I call the best high school homecoming festivities in our state. The Bluejay football team didn’t disappoint with an exciting 23-20 victory over Lawton Eisenhower that kept many alumni at the stadium longer than they probably wanted. I met numerous alumni that are very proud of Guthrie High School and their hometown. Many […]
Previous month’s anomalies corrected as income, sales taxes miss estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — With personal income tax and other revenue making a correction and sales tax continuing to decline, total General Revenue Fund (GRF) receipts were 12.4 percent below the September estimate.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The State of Oklahoma collected more than $132 million in tribal gaming exclusivity fees in fiscal year 2016 under the state-tribal gaming compact. The record amount is not only good news for Oklahoma education funding, but also continues an upward trend since the first decline two years ago.
The First Capital Trolley plays a vital role for citizens in Guthrie to get from one point to another. The transit service received a financial boost following an announcement from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
The Logan County commissioners and other county elected officials needed 80 minutes on Thursday morning to adjust over $566,000 in their estimate of needs for the next fiscal year to balance the budget.
Sales tax declines continue across Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY – Collection anomalies caused total General Revenue Fund (GRF) receipts to surge 31 percent above the estimate in August, while sales tax collections to the GRF continued a lengthy decline.
Guthrie Public Schools board members Terry Pennington and Travis Sallee discuss the proposed TIF project in southern Logan County during Monday's BOE meeting.
Two school board members expressed their opinions on the proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district that would fund two miles of a county road near the future construction site of the elementary school in southern Logan County.
(OKLAHOMA CITY) The Department of Public Safety has announced that the agency will receive a $1.9 million allocation from the state budget surplus.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation insurance shows a decrease for the fourth year in a row. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed an overall loss cost decrease of 10.2 percent on Thursday. NCCI credits Oklahoma’s loss cost decrease to declines in […]
The Guthrie city council voted to reconsider improvements to the municipal pool and proposed water park feature as part of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) as voted on in an approved sales tax held in February. During the conversation, it was revealed the City is looking at a possible budget shortfall for the next fiscal […]
In July, the City of Guthrie provided Guthrie Public Schools (GPS) a “life preserver” by allowing them from not to lose three teaching positions. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, council members got to meet the teachers they helped bring to Guthrie. Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson first addressed the council by saying, “I want to offer appreciation on behalf […]
With one more step, the 11 year litigation battle between the City of Guthrie and Rural Water District No. 1 may soon be coming to an end next week.
The Logan County Local Development Act Review Committee will be forming to see if a tax increment financing (TIF) district is needed in the southern portion of the district where an elementary school will be built.
Did last week’s election on the City of Guthrie’s proposition have any merit when it comes to future sewer and water rate increases? According to the City, no. It’s the City’s belief the election will not have an impact on rate increases because the city council does not overlook rate increases.
Earlier this month, the Guthrie city council accepted a $199,978.00 grant from the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council (DAC).
The Department of Public Safety has confirmed that the agency is considering furloughing State Troopers and DPS employees across Oklahoma after losing several million dollars in budget cuts the last two years.