The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced planned reductions totaling about $30 million over the course of the next fiscal year to a number of programs serving vulnerable children and adults.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) today announced that for the second year in a row it set a new statewide record distribution to Oklahoma’s public schools.
Mineral Wells Park and Highland Park will soon be getting updates to the basketball and tennis courts. In addition, a volleyball court will be added to one of the parks. The project will be funded through the capital improvement project (CIP) sales tax revenue.
Money returned to Rainy Day Fund for education ad valorem reimbursement
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in May missed the official monthly estimate by 1.5 percent, providing enough revenue to cover current FY17 allocation needs and avoiding further cuts to agencies as borrowed funds are returned.
Guthrie Police Lt. Mark Bruning received a six digit settlement offer for back pay following a city council executive session on Tuesday night.
No single elected official can control every piece of legislation and every aspect of the budget. It’s a collaborative process involving two legislative chambers representing 149 districts and the governor.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill (Senate Bill 860) into law, which closes an $878 million shortfall, maintains common education funding at current levels, and prevents the closings of hospitals and nursing homes. The 2018 fiscal year appropriated budget will be $6,830,177,825. It is $37,782,641, or 0.55 […]
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services learned the agency will receive an appropriation of nearly $700 million for the state fiscal year 2018, which is $33 million short of its current budget obligations. “We will be evaluating our options as well as priorities for the next year, preparing to make some very difficult decisions,” said […]
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety express their appreciation to Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for providing funding for an OHP training academy in 2018.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement on the budget agreement that has been reached for the 2018 fiscal year:
Jennifer's parents, Robin and Jeff Briggs, stand with Dylan Johnston, who was the recipient of the Oklahoma City Community scholar.
A Guthrie High School (GHS) senior was presented and awarded a scholarship in the memory of a teacher, who was tragically killed in a vehicle accident. The award was given at the annual GHS Scholarship Awards presentation.
The City of Guthrie and the YMCA renewed their operational agreement for the Guthrie Municipal Pool this summer.
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.