Includes staff raises, 2 medium-security prisons, expanded programs
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections will request $1.53 billion in state funding for Fiscal Year 2019, including $813 million for two new medium security prisons. Other priorities include support to expand re-entry, mental health and substance abuse programs, officials announced.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin this evening vetoed most of the revised budget bill approved by legislators in special session. She kept intact parts of the bill that temporarily preserve funding for key health and human services until lawmakers return in another special session to approve long-term funding solutions.
No indication current trend to yield significant growth in next fiscal year
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in October were $436.4 million and came $2.5 million, 0.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. Coincidentally, the year-to-date estimate also came in above by 0.6 percent. There was improvement in nearly every category from last year, as expected.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Pension Systems achieved substantial gains during the past fiscal year, according to actuarial reports presented during State Rep. Randy McDaniel’s interim study Wednesday.“The noteworthy results are the product of collaboration and hard work,” said McDaniel, R-Edmond. “The improvement is valuable to those counting on the durability of the pension systems […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in September were $505.1 million and came in flat when compared with the monthly estimate. However, collections to the GRF were $52.4 million, or 11.6 percent, higher than prior year collections for September.
With a recommendation from the Park Board, the Guthrie city council unanimously approved preliminary and final phase design to begin for Banner Park, which would bring a playground, picnic areas and the City’s first splash pad to the west side of town.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a $310,996.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Guthrie Fire-EMS. The money will be used to purchasing lifesaving emergency medical equipment for the department’s ambulances and rescue vehicles, according to Fire Chief Eric Harlow.
One by one, the new fleet of patrol vehicles for the Guthrie Police Department made their way down Oklahoma Ave. as they draw closer from hitting the streets. The police department, who has been dealing with fleet issues for years, held a photo shoot for the 10 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit units at the Masonic […]
Beginning Oct. 1, many child support customers will see a new fee withheld from their child support payments. Child Support Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, will charge 3 percent, up to $10 per month, on child support collections. The new fee is expected to generate about $1 million this year […]
The campaign season is underway for United Way Logan County as the organization raises funds for 11 programs at 10 partner agencies. Those agencies are on the frontline helping residents of the community live healthier, happier lives.
Current budget situation tenuous and cash flow still an issue
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in August were $413.7 million and came in 1.9 percent higher when compared with the monthly estimate. However, collections to the GRF were $843,000, or 0.2 percent, below prior year collections for August. For the first two months of the fiscal year, total collections to the GRF were […]
The City of Crescent is having a 10-day amnesty period for unpaid tickets from September 11 through September 21. During this time, the City will waive all failure to appear, pay and comply fees attached to citations that are unpaid. The failure to appear (FTA) fee is usually 300 dollars.
Corporate income taxes again contribute nothing to GRF
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in July were equal to the monthly estimate, while outpacing the prior year collections by 10.7 percent for the first month of the fiscal year. GRF collections in July totaled $411.4 million, which is equal to the official estimate upon which the fiscal year 2018 appropriated state budget […]
It appears the Oklahoma Legislature will be heading to a special session after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Thursday the Legislature unconstitutionally passed the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee during the final days of this year’s session.
After further discussion and research this week on the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), City of Guthrie officials say that in fact they did receive written permission from legal counsel on making project changes to a $3M bond.