OMES: December GRF receipts below estimate

Caution needed as tax collections continue slid

OMES: December GRF receipts below estimate

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.

Free supplies help four Guthrie teachers bring exciting new curricula to classrooms

Teachers given up to $1,100 as part of OERB education program

Free supplies help four Guthrie teachers bring exciting new curricula to classrooms

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.

November GRF receipts above estimate

Sales tax collections continue slide; receipts remain below yearly estimate

November GRF receipts above estimate

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.

Council approves purchase of ladder truck, 10 police units

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.

Council approves purchase of ladder truck, 10 police units

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.

DPS: OHP troopers restricted due to budget shortfall

DPS: OHP troopers restricted due to budget shortfall

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. […]

Ladder truck, CIP projects drawing closer to approval

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.

Ladder truck, CIP projects drawing closer to approval

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.

Free help with Medicare open enrollment could lead to major savings

Free help with Medicare open enrollment could lead to major savings

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 […]

Superintendent: Presumably, our state will now rank dead last in teacher pay

Superintendent: Presumably, our state will now rank dead last in teacher pay

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 […]

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