Posts Tagged:budget

Tulsa World: SQ 800 in Plain English

The Legislature proposes amending the state constitution to create the Oklahoma Vision Fund, which would receive an escalating portion of state gross production taxes beginning with 5 percent in 2020. Additional money could be appropriated to the fund. The fund would essentially be an endowment managed by the state treasurer. It would be exempt from…Read More

Opinion: Should Oklahoma Kill the Primary Runoff?

August will be a pivotal month for Oklahoma politics, with likely a record number of candidates facing off in runoff primary elections. Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians will decide their nominees on Aug. 28 in nine statewide races and more than two dozen legislative and congressional contests. But if the past is any indication, far fewer…Read More

Budget Negotiations: Oil groups support Step Up Oklahoma

Leaders of two Oklahoma oil and gas associations on Tuesday announced their support for a slate of reform and revenue measures advocated by a coalition of Oklahoma civic and business leaders called Step Up Oklahoma. Tuesday’s endorsements came from the board of directors of the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association and the executive committee of…Read More

Investigations On Health Department To Continue

A State House of Representatives Investigative Committee is looking into the misspending of at least $30-million at the Department of Health. Last week, the department announced it is laying off almost 200 workers. The committee met for more than 8 hours, trying to figure out how the Department of Health could misappropriate the cash over…Read More

Governor Fallin Announces Second Special Session

Governor Mary Fallin is calling a second special session December 18. She made the announcement Thursday evening, just one day after she told us she would wait until after December 20 to make her decision. Lawmakers say the decision will likely interfere with their holiday plans. They’re wondering, why not wait till after the new…Read More