state budget http://kgou.org en Aeronautics Commission Concerned About Legislature's Raid Of Their Fee-Based Fund http://kgou.org/post/aeronautics-commission-concerned-about-legislatures-raid-their-fee-based-fund <p><span style="font-size: small; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission members expressed concern about a $3 million withdrawal from the agency’s revolving fund by the Legislature.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">The agency’s revolving fund was one of several lawmakers tapped for funds to appropriate for fiscal year 2015.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:53:42 +0000 eCapitol & Brooke Keeling & KGOU Staff 33124 at http://kgou.org Aeronautics Commission Concerned About Legislature's Raid Of Their Fee-Based Fund Oklahoma General Fund Collections Trail Estimate http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-general-fund-collections-trail-estimate <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15.9375px;">State finance officials say revenue to&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;main government operating fund trailed the official estimate by more than 5 percent last month, due mostly to lower-than-expected corporate income tax collections.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:52:53 +0000 Associated Press 31061 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma General Fund Collections Trail Estimate $7.1 Billion Oklahoma State Budget Awaits Governor Fallin's Signature http://kgou.org/post/71-billion-oklahoma-state-budget-awaits-governor-fallins-signature <p>The House gave final legislative approval Thursday to a $7.1 billion budget bill to fund state government during the fiscal year that begins July 1.</p><p>The measure appropriates about $102 million less than the current year's budget, but would still increase funding for public schools by $80 million.</p><p>The legislation also includes a $44 million increase for the Department of Human Services and $36 million for targeted pay raises for thousands of state employees to bring state salaries closer to private sector salaries.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:42:05 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 29882 at http://kgou.org $7.1 Billion Oklahoma State Budget Awaits Governor Fallin's Signature Oklahoma Senate Approves $7.1 Billion Budget Bill For Fiscal Year 2015 http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-approves-71-billion-budget-bill-fiscal-year-2015 <p>The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved <a href="http://bit.ly/1sRADfu">a $7.1 billion&nbsp;budget&nbsp;bill</a> that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1.</p><p>The Senate voted 31-9 Tuesday for the bill that puts into law the agreement reached last week between the Senate, House and governor's office. The measure now moves to the House for final consideration.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Associated Press & eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 29712 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Approves $7.1 Billion Budget Bill For Fiscal Year 2015 $80 Million K-12 Increase May Have Limited Impact On Per-Pupil Funding http://kgou.org/post/80-million-k-12-increase-may-have-limited-impact-pupil-funding <p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Oklahoma could add $80 million to K-12 education funding in a budget deal announced by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/newsroom/newsroom_article.php?id=223&amp;article_id=14201" style="color: rgb(53, 135, 212);">Gov. Mary Fallin Friday</a>, but it’s unclear how it will impact Oklahoma’s per-pupil funding levels.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Nate Robson 29548 at http://kgou.org $80 Million K-12 Increase May Have Limited Impact On Per-Pupil Funding Tentative Deal Reached On Oklahoma State Budget http://kgou.org/post/tentative-deal-reached-oklahoma-state-budget <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin's chief budget negotiator says a tentative deal has been reached with the House and Senate on a roughly $7 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:38:25 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 29388 at http://kgou.org Tentative Deal Reached On Oklahoma State Budget Government Budget Hurting Again In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/government-budget-hurting-again-oklahoma <p style="margin-top: 8px; margin-bottom: 16px; color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252);"><a href="http://okpolicy.org/events/2014-budget-summit">The Oklahoma Policy Institute</a> says although Oklahoma is now several years removed from the worst of the fiscal crisis that accompanied the Great Recession, the state continues to face significant budget challenges.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:37:53 +0000 KGOU Staff 23910 at http://kgou.org Government Budget Hurting Again In Oklahoma Oklahoma's Dept. Of Human Services Needs $33 Million This Year http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-dept-human-services-needs-33-million-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The director of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;Department of Human Services is asking lawmakers to appropriate almost $33 million in state tax dollars to operate the agency through the end of June.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:21:00 +0000 Associated Press 23898 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Dept. Of Human Services Needs $33 Million This Year Oklahoma House Income Tax Cut Bill Advances http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-house-income-tax-cut-bill-advances <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A plan to deeply slash the state's income tax from 5.25 percent to 4 percent during the next four years has cleared its first hurdle.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Revenue and Taxation voted 10-3 Monday to approve the bill, which now heads to the full Appropriations Committee for consideration.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:33:00 +0000 Associated Press 23020 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma House Income Tax Cut Bill Advances Oklahoma Budget Briefings To Focus On Cuts http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-budget-briefings-focus-cuts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;legislators will begin budget briefings with various state agencies amid projections they will have about $170 million less to spend on state programs this year.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Members of House and Senate budget subcommittees will begin hearing presentations on Tuesday at the state Capitol.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 21582 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Budget Briefings To Focus On Cuts