More than $34.3 million was collected by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma in civil and criminal actions during FY 2011, U.S. Attorney Sanford C. Coats has announced. Of the total, $10,825,407 million was collected in ...Read More »
Oklahoma economists told the Task Force on Comprehensive Tax Reform Thursday that completely doing away with the state’s personal income tax would be unwise. Some state and business leaders favor the move, which they say would stimulate the economy and attract ...
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NOTE: Click here for access to a National Conference of State Legislatures presentation on school administrative efficiencies and how other states have addressed the issue. Tulsa Sen. Gary Stanislawski made one thing clear about the study he co-chairs on administrative ...
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Money from increased oil production is helping fuel a rise in general revenue flowing into the state’s coffers, state finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday—with a caveat for the long term. “You can’t overestimate the impact of a boon in ...Read More »
The Municipal Sales Tax Task Force ended its work Tuesday with members making several individual recommendations regarding sales tax collection fees and procedures, but no plan for an overall recommendation from the panel itself. Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City, chairman, ...
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“You can’t stay in business if you keep giving away the store,” Rep. David Dank said Friday. “It appeared to me that’s what we were doing.” Dank was referring to the plethora of tax credits he and a task force ...Read More »
A statute that took effect Nov. 1 unconstitutionally limits access to the courts by increasing the number of signatures required to file taxpayer lawsuits against government entities, Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Wednesday. Under previous ...Read More »
Rep. David Dank said Wednesday that he intends to file legislation to make some new requirements for state tax credits part of the Oklahoma Constitution. “I think they’ll be hard-pressed not to let the people make the decision on some ...Read More »
The task credit task force just adjourned. A more comprehensive post will follow, but here are some highlights of possible recommendations to be included in the panel’s report, which will be considered Nov. 30: Rep. David Dank’s own recommendations: No ...Read More »
Joe Silk, a 53-year-old Broken Bow bed and breakfast owner, and Curtis McDaniel, 59, Smithville High School principal, will square off at the House District 1 special election on Feb. 14, to choose a successor to Rep. Rusty Farley in the southeastern ...Read More »