Category Archives: State

Kevin Stitt announces for Governor

Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt announced today his candidacy for the 2018 Oklahoma Gubernatorial race. The first-time candidate is founder and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group (GMG).

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of the Governor of Oklahoma. I’m not a politician, but I feel I have the qualifications and leadership skills to bring Oklahoma to the top, where we should be,” stated Stitt. Continue reading

Stroud area earthquake advisory

Updated:  The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) and the Induced Seismicity Department at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) are investigating this morning’s earthquake activity in the Stroud area.

Preliminary data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows now six events in the area, beginning at 8:47 a.m.   Continue reading

AG Hunter charges two in Healthcare fraud

OK Attorney General Mike Hunter

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter Wednesday filed charges against two individuals during the National Health Care Fraud Takedown effort.

The takedown is a nationwide sweep led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicare Fraud Strike Force in partnership with other federal, state and local law enforcement entities to crackdown on healthcare fraud schemes.

Attorney General Hunter said his office is committed to stopping healthcare fraud and prosecuting individuals who harm Oklahomans. Continue reading

Oklahoma economic recovery underway

State Treasurer Ken Miller

Oklahoma Gross Receipts to the Treasury for Fiscal Year 2017 indicate the state’s treasury began recovery at the midpoint of the fiscal year and continued through June, lagging slightly behind state gross domestic product figures (GDP), State Treasurer Ken Miller said today during a State Capitol news conference.

Monthly gross receipts have been higher than the same month of the prior year for five of the past six months. FY-17 gross receipts remain lower than the prior fiscal year by 1.5 percent, but the rate of decline is much smaller than the 7.2 percent decline between FY-15 and FY-16. Continue reading