Category Archives: State

OK Treasury receipts reach all-time high

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury during the past 12 months, at $12.18 billion, are at an all-time high, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today. In addition, at $1.1 billion, gross receipts for the month also set a record high for June collections.

“It would appear Oklahoma’s economic engine is hitting on all cylinders,” Miller said. “In addition to the revenue picture, leading and lagging economic indicators paint a positive picture for the state’s economy.”  Continue reading

No special session on SQ 788

Governor Mary Fallin issued Friday a statement on how the state will proceed to develop rules and regulations to deal with implementing State Question 788, the medical marijuana ballot issue approved by Oklahoma voters earlier this week. Continue reading

Oklahoma joins the stoner states

While some confusion continues to swirl SQ 788, the cannabis question was approved by Oklahoma voters at 57 percent of the vote statewide.

At 9:37 pm Tuesday, Governor Mary Fallin issued a statement as unofficial results showed Oklahoma voters legalized the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  Continue reading

Passenger rail returns: Tulsa to OKC

Effective Thursday in a 12 page document, WATCO Companies L.L.C. of Pittsburg, Kansas, issued a Request for Proposal to begin the process of securing a private rail carrier to provide passenger service for an initial period of 10 years between downtown Tulsa and the newly reconfigured Santa Fe Hub in Oklahoma City. Continue reading