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January 19th, 2017

To understand how state and local governments operate in Oklahoma, we especially need to understand the budget. The budget is how we allocate resources across all of our publicly-supported institutions – not just state and local government agencies, but also many private businesses and non-profits that receive public funds to do such things as build roads, operate nursing homes, or provide  Continue Reading »

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January 19th, 2017

To understand how state and local governments operate in Oklahoma, we especially need to understand the budget. The budget is how we allocate resources across all of our publicly-supported institutions – not just state and local government agencies, but also many private businesses and non-profits that receive public funds to do such things as build roads, operate nursing homes, or provide  Continue Reading »

January 17th, 2017

[Download this fact sheet as a pdf.] Estimates show Oklahoma faces another large budget hole next year. The State Equalization Board met in December and certified $6.038 billion in available revenue for next year, which is $740 million less than this year’s appropriation. The shortfall is primarily due to the use of over $600 million in non-recurring revenue in this  Continue Reading »

January 13th, 2017

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. To better inform more House members about the state budget, Speaker Charles McCall has made budget briefings by some of the major state agencies available to all House members. They’ve been held in the House  Continue Reading »