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In recent statements, Democratic Leader Kay Floyd reflects on budget, business reopening and State Question 802

  Patrick B. McGuigan   The Legislature began to process a state budget on Tuesday (May 5), in wake of an announcement of a budget accord among the Republican majority at the state Capitol. State Sen. Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City minority leader in the upper chamber, raised cautionary notes after Tuesday’s approval, in the […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports gross receipts at all time-high in past 12 months

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury during the past 12 months, at $12.18 billion, are at an all-time high, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced Tuesday (July 3). In addition, at $1.1 billion, gross receipts for the month of set an all-time high for collections in that month. “It would appear […]

ANALYSIS -Economic Growth, Health Scandal, Cost Drivers, A Left Turn, Process Failures and More: Top 10 state government news stories for 2017

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – There’s good news and there’s bad news in Oklahoma.   The good news is that the year 2017 began with state Treasurer Ken Miller’s report that after a 20-month slide in gross tax receipts, Oklahoma government’s income (gross receipts, derived from the taxes paid by workers and businesses) had […]

ANALYSIS – Capitol Review: Budget still murky, death penalty controversy deepens, Costello presses mental health policy reforms

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said on October 27 that House Republicans were ready to move on to alternative options for addressing the $215 million budget shortfall after a vote that day on a revenue package in a Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget (JCAB) meeting. Although the Legislature […]

COMMENTARY: An Apple for Teachers is an Ax for State Employees

by Joe Dorman Rush Springs, Oklahoma – A proposal was suggested last week by Governor Mary Fallin and Cabinet members to bring the Oklahoma Legislature back into session to allocate a much-needed pay raise for our state’s educators. While this sentiment is something supported by a strong percentage of Oklahoma voters, the method offered fell […]

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