Governor Kevin Stitt announced Thursday morning four new executive orders that focus on increasing transparency, accountability, and efficiency in state government. “My commitment is to get to the bottom of every dollar spent by state government and ensure every hard-earned tax dollar matches the mission and values of Oklahomans,” said Gov. Stitt. “These executive orders […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Wednesday filed bills granting the Oklahoma governor more appointment power of five top agency directors. Treat said the bills will provide more accountability and give the governor the ability to truly lead the state. “Our current system of government disperses power too widely so that […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in December were $620.6 million and came in at $50.2 million, or 8.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $108.0 million, or 21.1 percent, above collections in December of 2017. Total collections over the first six months of the fiscal year are $145.6 million, or 4.9 percent, […]
By Governor Mary Fallin In just a matter of days, Oklahoma will have a new governor and I will once again – after 28 years – be a private citizen. I’ve enjoyed my decades of service as a public servant, as a state legislator, lieutenant governor and a member of Congress, especially the past eight […]
Lagging oil prices not expected to hit GRF until January
LOKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in November were$502.2 million and came in at$75.0 million, or 17.5 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is$111.5 million, or 28.6 percent, above collections in November of 2017, which is mostly due to law changes that took effect this year. Total collections over the first five months of the fiscal […]
Gross production tax collections still not meeting estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in October were $520.2 million and came in at $10.0 million, or 2.0 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $83.9 million, or 19.2 percent, above collections in October of 2017. Total collections over the first four months of the fiscal year are $20.4 million, or 1 percent, above […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Almost 300 new volunteer firefighters have joined rural fire departments three years after successful legislation eliminated the age limit for new volunteers.
OKLAHOMA CITY (October 25, 2018) – The Oklahoma State Board of Education today approved a Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of $3.35 billion for common education, which includes an increase of more than $440.6 million. The request – among the largest ever for common education – seeks to reduce class sizes and boost critical funding for instruction […]
Year-to-date returns for first quarter almost equal to estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in September were $545.1 million and came in at $8.2 million, or 1.5 percent, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $40.1 million, or 7.9 percent, above collections in September of 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Lewis Moore today held an interim study before the House Public Health Committee on mental health and substance abuse issues among the state’s prison population.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has released an updated report from the Teacher Shortage Task Force that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister originally convened in 2015 to tackle the growing teacher shortage crisis.
Two major reporting categories still missing monthly estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in August were $454.6 million and came in at $28.2 million, or 6.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $40.9 million, or 9.9 percent, above collections in August of 2017.
State-wide elections dominated the Tuesday primary runoff ballots, but two races within Logan County were decided, including the District 1 county commissioner race and District 38 House of Representatives.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced Project Get Fit!, a new partnership to increase health and wellness for schoolchildren across Oklahoma with a focus on five high-need districts. The project is made possible by a $1.825 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
First month's collections for FY 2019 leave room for improvement
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in July were $449.1 million and came in at $9.6 million, or 2.1 percent, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $37.8 million, or 9.2 percent, above collections in July of 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Secretary of State James Williamson today announced his office has completed the counting of signatures for a state question that would ask voters to incorporate the right to recreational marijuana in the Oklahoma Constitution.
It joins four other measures that voters will be asked to consider
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed an executive proclamation placing on the Nov. 6 general election ballot a measure that would create the Oklahoma Vision Fund to support the operation of state government.
As required by SQ788, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has appointed all 12 Oklahoma residents to the Medical Marijuana Food Safety Standards Board. Those members will provide recommendations for food safety standards for processing and handling medical marijuana.
Updated on Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. — DPS says the driver license system is back up and operating following a computer glitch earlier this morning. Original article on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:15 a.m. The Department of Public Safety says a computer hardware problem has once again caused the driver license system to be […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued this statement after signing revised emergency rules adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which establish a framework for patients, physicians, caretakers, and business owners interested in medical marijuana: “These rules are very basic, and represent the best option in developing a proper regulatory framework for […]