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In this episode of Capitol Insider, KGOU's Dick Pryor and eCapitol's Shawn Ashley discuss why lawmakers have once again failed to meet the legal deadline to fund public education and the Stitt administration's plan for more state agency audits.

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Oklahoma will have $574 million more to spend in fiscal year 2020, which begins in July. That’s 7.5 percent more than the current fiscal year, but half a percent less than estimates from Dec. Those estimates did not account for decreasing oil prices, which plunged nearly 40 percent from Oct. to Dec.

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Oklahoma’s Board of Equalization says incoming lawmakers may have roughly $612 million more to spend in fiscal year 2020, which begins in July. That would be an increase of 8 percent compared to 2019, but the estimates don't reflect sliding oil prices.

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State Rep. Josh Cockroft says he was surprised at the lack of financial oversight in agencies like the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

In an interview with Capitol Insider’s Dick Pryor and Shawn Ashley, Cockroft, who is chairing a special investigative committee looking into the health department, said the committee has received more than 60 tips about mismanagement across multiple state agencies.

“It's concerning. You would never run a business like that,” Cockroft said.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh
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The Oklahoma Department of Corrections wants out of the state’s unified information technology system. Corrections director Joe Allbaugh criticized how the Office of Management and Enterprise Services runs the IT system during an interim legislative hearing Monday.

State Agency Job Cuts Likely, OMES HR Head Says

Mar 31, 2016
Lucinda Meltabarger is administrator of human capital management for the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
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The state agency in charge of human resources is expected to make job cuts soon.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services' Lucinda Meltabarger is reviewing reduction in force (RIF) plans. She’s trying to confirm that other state departments’ plans to staff their agencies with a budget at least $1.3 million smaller than this year make fiscal sense and are legally sound. 

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Gov. Mary Fallin is ordering state agencies to sell underused property to raise money that will pay for building maintenance and help offset projected revenue shortfalls.

Fallin issued an executive order Wednesday calling for the state to sell off undeveloped land, unused or underused office buildings, warehouses and residences.

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State agencies requested capital improvement projects totaling $5.3 billion in the latest round of submissions to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) capital asset management division, members of the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission were told Thursday.

The commission, with the help of OMES staff, must cull down that list and submit it to the Legislature during the first week of the 2015 legislative session.

Lawmakers then have 45 days to approve or disapprove the project list.

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At least 37 state agencies hope to spend more than an additional $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to budget requests submitted to the Office of Management and Enterprises Services.

The agencies will be asking Gov. Mary Fallin and the Legislature to provide the bulk of that money, $806.0 million, the requests show.

The remainder would come from state revolving funds, $41.2 million, and the federal government, $277.2 million, the requests indicate.