The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would place a moratorium on the fees Oklahomans pay to state agencies for services. House Bill 1914, by Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, would place a moratorium on all agencies and prohibit them from creating new fees or increasing current fees through Jan. 1, 2016.
CapitolBeatOK: House Speaker on taxes, ‘right-sizing’ spending, and budget challenges in the 2013 sessionFeb 1st, 2013 | By Jerrod Shouse
Rep. T.W. Shannon, speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, will press for reductions in business franchise fees and personal income taxes during the 2013 legislative session.
State Rep. Josh Cockroft announced today he will file two pieces of legislation that would make county elections non-partisan in Oklahoma.
Private citizens, members of the media and others interested in following the legislative process will find accessing actions in the State Senate easier than ever before.
Governor Mary Fallin today reappointed Preston Doerflinger as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), formerly the Office of State Finance. Doerflinger resigned in March as OMES director in order to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services (DHS) at Fallin’s request.
Oklahoma’s aerospace industry already supports over 1,200 aerospace related companies. The Oklahoma aerospace industrial output exceeds $12.5 billion annually, including exports of $4.4 billion to 170 countries.
Revenue collections ticked up in September, pushed by strong income tax remittances, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today as he released the monthly gross receipts to the treasury report.
State Rep. T.W. Shannon will be conducting a legislative study to examine contingency plans for scenarios in which state agencies lose federal funding due to potential federal budget cuts.
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb is joining chambers across the state and hosting Oklahoma’s first-ever statewide Lt. Governor’s Young Professional Conference.