Last Monday, legislative leaders positioned Oklahoma to join one other state and several left-leaning cities (including Chicago and Pasadena) in enacting a tax on Netflix users and users of other streaming video services including Hulu and Amazon Video.
During a mid-year budget update, Guthrie City Manager Leroy Alsup was quick to point out that the City is not broke or bankrupt, but if they continued their current spending ways they could go down that path.
The Logan County Board of County Commissioners displayed their frustration with a state government agency after an audit showed a $5,000 donation was made for an anniversary party. On Monday morning during commissioner comments, District 3 County Commissioner showed frustration toward Oklahoma Cooperative Circuit Engineering Districts Board (OCCEDB) after a 2016 audit showed a number […]
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Uncertainty remains for this and next fiscal year
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in April missed the official monthly estimate by 12.9 percent and were 4.4 percent below the estimate for the fiscal year, leading to more uncertainty regarding deeper reductions to state agencies as the Legislature stalls with budget proposals.
The generosity of the Territorial Riders was once again on display on Wednesday afternoon at Guthrie Upper Elementary School.
The Guthrie city council unanimously voted to establish a Sports Complex Task Force to research and find ways to bring a much-needed, overdue youth sports complex to Guthrie.
ODOT looking at suspending construction work; commission defers award on new highway contracts due to funding concerns
At its Monday, May 1 meeting, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission took unprecedented action on new construction projects due to the ongoing state budget crisis. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation also updated commissioners on proposals being considered by the legislature that would affect transportation funding and the impacts to construction already underway.
With the hiring of City Manager Leroy Alsup in early February, the Guthrie city council knew they would be inheriting a manager with an extensive background in finance and development. On Tuesday, Alsup delivered a message that the City is projected to out spend their revenue if they keep the same pace for the final […]
As a part of the lawsuit agreement between the City of Guthrie and Logan County Rural Water District No. 1, the City will install eight water master meters to measure water leaving the City to Rural Water. On Tuesday, they awarded the bid for $684,209.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law a bill extending tax incentives to employers and employees in the aerospace industry. Senate Bill 120 will extend the sunset date on the aerospace engineer employee and employer tax credit and the employer credit for tuition reimbursement until Jan. 1, 2026. The credits were scheduled […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives today unanimously passed a bill that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance from any state participating in a yet-to-be-determined compact. The bill passed by a vote of 80-0.
It was an usual Tuesday when two Guthrie brothers found money blowing across a business parking lot. What easily could have been an easy pay day, the brothers went straight to the police department.
Enel Green Power North America began construction of the Red Dirt wind project, its largest wind farm in Oklahoma. The energy and renewable energy credits from Red Dirt will be sold under two long-term agreements, one with T-Mobile US, Inc. and the other with the Grand River Dam Authority.
The State of Oklahoma, once again, is borrowing money and schools, including Guthrie Public Schools, will not be fully-funded this month in state aid. This time costing the school district $73,190 for the month of April.
Borrowing necessary to make monthly agency allocations
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in March missed the official monthly estimate by 9 percent and are 2.8 percent below the estimate for the first three quarters of the fiscal year. Total GRF collections of $352.1 million in March will be short of the amount needed to make agency monthly allocations. About $31 […]
This photo shows holes in the flooring inside the council chambers. This is one example of several tripping hazards identified by City staff.
The Guthrie city council unanimously approved for City staff to solicit bids for the replacement of flooring on all three floors of the building, which includes the police department. The estimated cost is approximately $45,000 and will be paid with monies from the approved sales tax program (Capital Improvement Projects). “This is a safety issue,” […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — The State of Oklahoma officially launched today the new OKStateStat.ok.gov website, which looks beyond the numbers to align state dollars with Oklahoma’s priorities.
A representative with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) says they are ready to prepare a consent order that could possibly leave a potential $10,000 daily fine on Logan County. However, the Logan County Board of County Commissioners heavily contest they do not have any means to enforce DEQ regulations.
In a special meeting on Thursday evening, Guthrie Public Schools awarded a contract for construction of Charter Oak Elementary and hired two administration positions for the district.