The MAPS 3 tax is anticipated to sunset with a $28.5 million surplus.
Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies.
Some prominent former political figures have an opinion on how lawmakers should be spending the special session.
Oklahoma City voters set a course for infrastructure development over the next decade with the passage of two sales tax initiatives and a bond issue.
Tuesday, OKC votes on Mayor Cornett’s plan for the city’s future. The ballot includes a $967.4 million bond referendum as well as two sales tax propositions to address safety and streets.
Americans take more antidepressants than any other country in this world, yet we don’t have a health care system that works.
Next month, Airbnb will start collecting a 4.5 percent state sales tax from clients who stay in Oklahoma.
The race for Oklahoma City’s next mayor began to take shape after Mayor Mick Cornett’s February announcement that he would not seek a fifth term in office. Within days, State Sen. David Holt, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan and political newcomer Marina Mangiaracina declared their interest. Those three remain as the field’s only public entrants…
The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.
“The line I use and nobody has ever contested it is, ‘No city in America has come as far as fast as Oklahoma City,’” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “The ballpark was the beginning.”