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 […]
June collections come in just over 11% above estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in June were $626.9 million and came in at $63.7 million, or 11.3 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $79.2 million, or 14.5 percent, above collections in June of 2017. Total collections during the 2018 fiscal year were $5.9 billion which is $381.6 million, or 7 percent, above […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued an election proclamation that places on the November ballot a state question approved by legislators that would allow school districts to use property tax revenue, now used primarily for building funds, for operational costs such as teacher pay.
Updated on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 — At the current time, driver license offices across the state are not able to issue new driver licenses or ID cards but can issue replacement and renewal licenses and IDs. Tag agencies are not affected, as they only issue replacement driver licenses and IDs. The Department of Public Safety […]
As required by SQ 788, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has posted application information and instructions for patients and businesses interested in obtaining medical marijuana licenses.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today advised the State Board of Health to convene a special meeting to amend the rules it passed regulating medical marijuana.
Julie Ezell, former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), was charged in Oklahoma County on Tuesday after an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) investigation revealed she sent threatening emails to herself.
Governor, Legislative Leaders Confident in Emergency Rules Drafted by Oklahoma State Health Department
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement on how the state will proceed with developing rules and regulations to deal with implementing State Question 788, the medical marijuana ballot issue approved by Oklahoma voters earlier this week: “After conferring with House and Senate leaders, we believe a special legislative session is […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 28, 2018) – The Oklahoma State Board of Education today voted to restore a $5,000 bonus for nationally certified speech-language pathologists, audiologists and school psychologists after revenue for the annual incentive was cut for the last two years.
One of the big expenses for political candidates in Oklahoma is one that unfortunately also costs taxpayers money. The illegal placement of campaign materials along state highways is considered littering by state law. While spots along highways, interstates or even along bridges and overpasses may seem like an ideal place to advertise for a candidate […]
Total year-to-date collections at 6.5% above estimate
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in May were $497.8 million and came in at $82.3 million, or 19.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $109.7 million, or 28.3 percent, above collections in May of 2017. Total collections over the first 11 months of the fiscal year were $5.2 billion which is $317.9 million, or […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) has awarded a contract for the new Oklahoma Compulsory Insurance Verification System (OCIVS). The new system, hosted by MV Solutions, Inc., will be overseen by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). The current system has been managed by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senator Greg Treat, Majority Floor Leader and Republicans’ selection to serve as the next Senate leader, on Wednesday announced the senators who will round out his leadership team.
All reporting categories indicate healthy growth in Oklahoma economy
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in April were $764.3 million and came in at $93.8 million, or 14.0 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $152.5 million, or 24.9 percent, above collections in April of 2017. Total collections over the first 10 months of the fiscal year were $4.7 billion which is $235.6 million, or […]