When the legislature writes the budget, the funds we appropriate come from many different revenue streams, like income taxes, oil and gas taxes, cigarette taxes and others as well—about 20 in all. I think people are aware that oil and gas collections are still low, anread more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Public Safety Committee heard from law enforcement officials, Career Tech representatives and mental health experts Thursday about modernizing training for Oklahoma’s law enforcement officersread more.
It’s often said the most important responsibility of the Legislature is to write and pass a balanced budget. As Senate Appropriations chair, I can tell you that the budget impacts every single man, woman and child in our state. Each week, I plan to share an article eread more.
With the state Capitol restoration project just two years away from completion, Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson called Wednesday’s grand opening of the new ground floor visitor entrance a milestone in Oklahoma history.read more.