Category: Budget – Page 2

May 15, 2019: Governor, Senate, and House leadership announce FY 2020 Budget Deal (Oklahoma State Senate)

Governor Kevin Stitt, House Speaker Charles McCall, and Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced on Wednesday the Fiscal Year 2020 budget deal.

“This year’s budget is historic. Holding firm to my commitment of no new taxes, we will put away $200 million more in savings while also increasing the state’s investment in core services by more than five percent,” Governor Kevin Stitt said. “For the first time in state history, we will increase Oklahoma’s savings account, in order to protect core services in the future, without the law forcing it.

Read more.

May 14, 2019: Oklahoma budget negotiations heat up

The Oklahoma Senate is the odd man out in state budget negotiations.

Gov. Kevin Stitt and House Speaker Charles McCall agree on a spending plan for fiscal year 2020, but Senate Republicans have introduced their own spending plan that mainly differs on funding for education and pay raises for state employees…

Read more.

April 21, 2019: Point of View: Working on Oklahoma education funding (Oklahoman)

We’re getting close to the end of the legislative session, and we’re in the final stages of state budget negotiations. As chairman of the Education Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee, it’s been my job to help prioritize spending for common education, higher education and CareerTech as well as other areas under the education umbrella.

My requests for common education so far total about a $140 million increase over last year’s record $2.9 billion appropriation…

Read more.