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 […]

Senate sends constitutional carry bill to governor’s desk

Senate sends constitutional carry bill to governor’s desk

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday sent the constitutional carry bill to the governor’s desk. House Bill 2597, authored in the Senate by Majority Floor Leader Kim David, was approved with a bipartisan vote of 40-6. The bill: Permits Oklahomans age 21 and older to carry a firearm without a permit. Permits veterans, […]

Senate Pro Tem files legislation to prohibit abortion in Oklahoma

Law triggered when Roe v. Wade overturned or U.S. Constitution amended

Senate Pro Tem files legislation to prohibit abortion in Oklahoma

LOKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat has filed legislation that would make abortion illegal in Oklahoma when Roe v. Wade is overturned or if the U.S. Constitution is amended. If either condition is met, Senate Bill 195 would immediately prohibit abortion in Oklahoma – providing an exception to protect the life of the […]

Constitutional carry bill carries in Senate committee

Constitutional carry bill carries in Senate committee

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill by Majority Floor Leader Kim David that would permit Oklahoman’s to carry firearms without a permit. The committee voted 18-4 for the so-called “constitutional carry” bill and sent the measure on to be considered by the entire Senate. House Bill 2597 by […]

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