OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in December missed the official monthly estimate by 12.3 percent and are 2.7 percent below the estimate for the first six months of the fiscal year as most major tax categories lagged behind projections.
Teachers given up to $1,100 as part of OERB education program
GUTHRIE, Okla. – Four Guthrie teachers recently attended a teacher-training workshop hosted by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and walked away with hundreds of dollars in free classroom supplies. Now, they are encouraging other Oklahoma teachers to sign up for the free program.
OKLAHOMA CITY — An unexpectedly high deposit from individual income tax collections pushed November’s General Revenue Fund (GRF) 7.3 percent above the monthly estimate, but with sales tax collections continuing to slide the total receipts for the fiscal year remained below the estimate.
Pictured is an example of a ladder truck the city council approved for the Guthrie Fire Department as part of the City's Capital Improvement Projects.
Two of the biggest Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) the City of Guthrie was hopeful for with the approved city-wide sales tax increase was for the improvement in their fleet, specifically for the Guthrie fire and police departments. On Tuesday, they agreed to their first big purchases.
The Logan County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a resolution seeking the Oklahoma legislature to support changing a state statue pertaining to distribution and use of highway funds commonly known as County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) fund.
The Department of Public Safety announced today they will be implementing additional cost-saving measures to make up for a budget shortfall for FY17. Effective December 1, 2016 Troopers will have a daily 100-mile restriction on OHP patrol cars. OHP aircraft flying hours will be reduced and some dispatch operations will be altered between 11 p.m. […]
Pictured is an example of a ladder truck the city council will be considering for the Guthrie Fire Department as part of the City's Capital Improvement Projects.
Guthrie voters approved a 15-year, three-quarters of a penny city sales tax increase nine months ago for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). Now, it appears a first round of projects is headed to a city council vote for approval.
Budget requests new money for employees, two new prisons, infrastructure and more
HELENA – Today, at the monthly Oklahoma Board of Corrections meeting, board members approved a $1.648 billion budget request and a list of legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session that begins in February 2017.
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.
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.