Budget & Tax

Lawmakers begin to roll back historic pension progress

After a decade of replenishing the state’s retirement system, a new law is estimated to add nearly $1 billion in unfunded liability to the retirement system and does so at the worst possible time.

Curtis Shelton
June 2, 2020
Budget & Tax, Education

K-12 school budget built on one-time funding

Gov. Kevin Stitt said the plan set up the state for significant budget challenges next year.

Ray Carter
May 28, 2020
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
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