Budget & Tax, Education

State’s red tape for private schools may violate federal law

The dispute threatens to impede effective COVID-19 response across Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
May 27, 2020
Budget & Tax, Law & Principles

Stitt vetoes tax hike

Gov. Kevin Stitt has vetoed legislation that would have increased property taxes on numerous Oklahoma businesses, saying the legislation would “hurt our state.”

Ray Carter
May 21, 2020
Budget & Tax

OCPA offers solution for 35-percent legislative pay raise

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs has proposed a solution to lawmakers saying they have no choice but to accept a 35-percent pay raise after facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall.

Staff
May 21, 2020
Budget & Tax

Stitt vetoes diversion of offender-management funds

“The state is not contractually obligated to increase private correctional facilities pay scales,” Stitt wrote.

Ray Carter
May 20, 2020
Budget & Tax, Good Government

Stitt vows transparency for CARES funding, warns cities can’t use it for shortfalls

Oklahomans will be able to view how the state spends $1.2 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding by going to the state’s online “checkbook,” Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday.

Ray Carter
May 20, 2020
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