New regulations for Medical Marijuana program approved

New regulations for Medical Marijuana program approved

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received approval from Governor Kevin Stitt on emergency rules that will update current regulations and establish new license categories in accordance with statutory modifications made during the 2019 legislative session. The authority will make available all new forms and applications on its website beginning August 30. New emergency rules […]

New app for Oklahoma vehicle renewals

New app for Oklahoma vehicle renewals

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans who need to renew registrations for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and other vehicles can now take care of business wherever they are through the Gov2Go mobile app. The Oklahoma Tax Commission is an early adopter of Gov2Go, a service created by NIC to provide government services via a simple, secure mobile application. “Gov2Go is like […]

Stitt: The time is now for Congress to ratify USMCA for the benefit of Oklahoma

Stitt: The time is now for Congress to ratify USMCA for the benefit of Oklahoma

By: Governor Kevin StittSpecial to Guthrie News Page Earlier this summer, President Trump gave his 30-day notice, required by law, that he intends to submit the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal to Congress for ratification. USMCA rebalances the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is, undoubtedly, a benefit for Oklahoma’s farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, […]

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Too often, we forget to pause and think about the real reason for the holidays we celebrate as a nation.  Memorial Day is not just a three-day weekend to kick-off summer vacations with cook-outs and lake trips—it’s a somber remembrance of every American who died fighting for our freedom and independence.  Labor Day is not […]

Major disaster declaration approved for April storm

Major disaster declaration approved for April storm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Kevin Stitt today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for 18 counties, including Logan County, related to severe weather that occurred April 30-May 1. The approval means federal funding is available to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives and the state […]

Governor launches Oklahoma checkbook ensuring easy access to government’s spending ledger

Governor launches Oklahoma checkbook ensuring easy access to government’s spending ledger

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the launch of Oklahoma Checkbook, fulfilling a campaign promise to provide Oklahomans with an easy-to-navigate site so they can understand how their taxpayer dollars are being spent. The interactive website, which provides near real time data on the state’s expenses, ensures citizens can quickly and easily review […]

State: Medical marijuana sales go over $23M in May

State: Medical marijuana sales go over $23M in May

For the eighth straight month, medical marijuana dollar amounts in Oklahoma continue to rise. The Oklahoma Tax Commission reports the state collected over $1.6 million in May from the 7% excise tax on marijuana. Along with an additional $2 million was collected in state and local sales taxes. Sales has generated $10.7 million for the […]

State: Year-to-date collections above estimate by 6.8%

State: Year-to-date collections above estimate by 6.8%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $508.9 million and came in at $31.8 million, or 6.7%, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $103.4 million, or 25.5%, above collections in March of 2018. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year are $299.5 million, or 6.8%, above the estimate […]

Committee secures passage of bill to prohibit vaping on school property

Committee secures passage of bill to prohibit vaping on school property

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, this morning won unanimous passage of a bill that will prohibit vapor products on school property in the House Common Education Committee. Senate Bill 33, authored by Vancuren and Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, modifies the 24.7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act. The committee passed the bill 16-0. It is […]

The RoundUp: Local Legislators discuss the first six weeks at the State Capitol

The RoundUp: Local Legislators discuss the first six weeks at the State Capitol

Chris Evans visits with Rep. Garry Mize, Rep. John Pfeiffer and Senator Chuck Hall on the first six weeks of the legislative session on The Roundup. Each legislator discusses the big issues taking place inside the State Capitol. The Roundup is a City of Guthrie production in partnership with Guthrie News Page. If you prefer […]

Governor Stitt signs agency accountability bills

Governor Stitt signs agency accountability bills

Oklahoma City – Governor Kevin Stitt today signed five agency accountability bills that give the executive branch the authority to hire and fire agency leaders for the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority (SB 456), Oklahoma Department of Transportation (SB 457), Oklahoma Department of Corrections (HB 2480), Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (HB 2479), and Oklahoma Department of […]

House passes bill requiring same transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools

House passes bill requiring same transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill to require the same level of transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives today. House Bill 1395 amends language in the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act of 2012 to hold virtual charter schools subject to the same financial reporting requirements and audits as […]

House passes $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket

House passes $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket

HOKLAHOMA CITY – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed a measure that would provide Oklahoma school teachers some financial relief when they spend money out of pocket for their classrooms. House Bill 2502, by House Speaker Charles McCall, would provide a $1,000 tax credit that teachers can claim for classroom expenditures and fees associated […]

Mize passes bill supporting Oklahoma’s Film and Music Industry

Mize passes bill supporting Oklahoma’s Film and Music Industry

OKLAHOMA CITY— Rep. Garry Mize, R-Guthrie, announced Thursday the passage of House Bill 2511 from the Oklahoma House of Representatives. HB2511 allows the State Purchasing Director to authorize purchases for the Oklahoma Film & Music Office to utilize a state purchase card for programs, functions or services essential to the agency’s mission. “House Bill 2511 […]

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