Washington, DC – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Board Chairman, Jim Clifton announced the additions of Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, President, Central State University, and Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr., President, Langston University, as the two newest additions to the TMCF Board of Directors.
The May sales tax collections for the City of Guthrie was not the largest jump this year, but it was a significant increase.
Oklahoma Senate approves FY’19 budget giving education, mental health, criminal justice reform significant increases
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday approved a $7.6 billion general appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that gives significant funding increases for common education, mental health services, child welfare programs, and criminal justice reform.
Economic recovery continues at slow, steady pace
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, […]
Federal grants are coming to Oklahoma to make public transit services safer, more accessible and more efficient. In early April, the Federal Transit Administration announced that three Oklahoma grants were included in the 139 projects in 52 states and U.S. territories receiving grant funding from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
Guthrie Public Schools Board of Education extended the contract of Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson on Monday evening.
The latest sales tax numbers for the City of Guthrie continue to show momentum.
The latest sales tax numbers are in for the City of Guthrie and the City continues to see increased numbers.
Manager Brian Billings and his Sonic franchise, located at I-35 and Highway 33, gave their most recent generous donation to Guthrie Public Schools. This year benefiting from the gift is Guthrie Upper Elementary School.
Total year-to-date estimate slightly above at 3.5%
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, […]
The department that citizens depend on for extinguishing house fires and rendering medical care when life or death is on the line is running low on manpower. Several factors play a role, but there appears to be no easy solution on fixing the issue that is plaguing the Guthrie Fire Department.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill (HB) 1020XX, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill, into law. The $6.98 billion budget covers the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
District 1 County Commissioner Marven Goodman announced new funding has been approved for the Coltrane Road project and will save Logan County approximately a million dollars.
First seven months of fiscal year only 3.9 percent above estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in January were $596 million and came in at $47.2 million, or 8.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $90.8 million, or 18.0 percent, above collections in January of 2017.
The February sales tax numbers are in for the City of Guthrie. While sales tax dollars were down from January, the February numbers were higher than expected.
From a lawsuit filed in March 2016, the Logan County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and a Ponca City furniture company agreed to terms last month on the purchase and installation of furniture and furnishings.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Tom Gann, Rick West and Kevin Calvey have co-authored House Bill 8384, legislation that would require the Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) to raise Oklahoma teacher salaries by $5,000 starting next school year using part of the almost $2.4 billion currently in the CLO fund.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, has requested Oklahoma House staff to draft legislation designed to limit the amount of tax dollars spent on the salaries of statewide elected officials, agency heads, and other highly compensated governmental employees.
Sales tax numbers continue to be encouraging for the City of Guthrie.
OKLAHOMA CITY –State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, had strong words after the Oklahoma State Board of Health (OSDH) approved a salary of nearly $200,000 for Interim Commissioner Preston Doerflinger. He was appointed to the role in October after officials at the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) mismanaged at least $30 million.