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July 31, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Office of Management and Enterprise Services has released a report on the calculations of averted costs to the State of Oklahoma from the implementation of State Question 781 which was passed by the state's citizens in November of 2016, along with State Question 780, more commonly known as the "Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act."

In accordance with 57 O.S. § 632, which requires these calculations to be performed “no later than July 31 of the year following the effective date of [SQ 781], and no later than July 31 every year thereafter," OMES analyzed data provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the District Attorney's Council, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Oklahoma and Tulsa County Jails for the calculation. 

The report can be found here http://omes.ok.gov/sites/g/files/gmc316/f/SQ781_0.pdf

Total year-to-date collections at 6.5% above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in May were $497.8 million and came in at $82.3 million, or 19.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $109.7 million, or 28.3 percent, above collections in May of 2017. Total collections over the first 11 months of the fiscal year were $5.2 billion which is $317.9 million, or 6.5 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $730.8 million, or 16.3 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"The last time we exceeded the estimate by a similar amount was August of 2016, and that was due to anomalies in collections, " said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "Obviously, this is good news and I'm pleased to see a strong showing that can largely be attributed to the state's continued economic recovery."

May 18, 2018

Oklahoma City - Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup responds to the findings of Multi-County Grand Jury and Oklahoma Office of the State Auditor and Inspector's investigation into the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). 

"After taking time to review the investigative report, I'm pleased to see that the recommendations made by the grand jury and the auditors' office mirror the recommendations OMES offered to both the Legislature and OSDH starting in January of 2018," Northrup said. "We are currently working with Oklahoma State Department of Health's (OSDH) staff to aid the agency in whatever way is necessary with our broad array of support services related to budget, finance, technology, purchasing and human resources training."

May 18, 2018

Oklahoma City- Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup responds to the findings of Multi-County Grand Jury and Oklahoma Office of the State Auditor and Inspector's investigation into the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). 

"After taking time to review the investigative report, I'm pleased to see that the recommendations made by the grand jury and the auditors' office mirror the recommendations OMES offered to both the Legislature and OSDH starting in January of 2018," Northrup said. "We are currently working with Oklahoma State Department of Health's (OSDH) staff to aid the agency in whatever way is necessary with our broad array of support services related to budget, finance, technology, purchasing and human resources training."

All reporting categories indicate healthy growth in Oklahoma economy

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in April were $764.3 million and came in at $93.8 million, or 14.0 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $152.5 million, or 24.9 percent, above collections in April of 2017. Total collections over the first 10 months of the fiscal year were $4.7 billion which is $235.6 million, or 5.2 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $621.0 million, or 15.1 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"April income tax returns certainly drove collections to surpass the estimate, but all reporting categories came in above estimates which is a positive sign," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "Looking toward FY 2019 we should be in a better position than we were last year going into FY 2018."

Economic recovery continues at slow, steady pace

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $405.5 million and came in at $21.4 million, or 5.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $53.5 million, or 15.2 percent, above collections in March of 2017. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year were $4.0 billion which is $141.8 million, or 3.7 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $468.5 million, or 13.4 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"I'm encouraged to see strong returns in March after coming up short in February," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "With motor vehicle and gross production collections continuing to fall below year-to-date estimates, it is still time to be cautious."

Total year-to-date estimate slightly above at 3.5%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in February were $294.2 million and came in at $2.0 million, or 0.7 percent, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $46.2 million, or 18.6 percent, above collections in February of 2017. Total collections over the first eight months of the fiscal year were $3.6 billion which is $120.4 million, or 3.5 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $415.0 million, or 13.2 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"February collections are historically our lowest collection month, and as predicted, we came up short this month," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "As we look forward to the remainder of the fiscal year, slow and steady progress should be expected."

Total income tax collections came in at $44.3 million, and were $19.5 million, or 78.6 percent, above the estimate. The other revenues category had collections of $42.9 million and were $11.4 million, or 20.9 percent, below the estimate mostly due to a transfer of $16.7 million to the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP).

Mar. 1, 2018

March 15 Deadline Approaches for Request for Proposals to Redevelop 23rd Street Armory

OKLAHOMA CITY — In September of 2017, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services announced that the state is seeking proposals for the purchase or lease and redevelopment of the 23rd Street Armory located within the State Capitol Complex at 200 N.E. 23rd St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The deadline for submitting proposals is close of business on March 15, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals to purchase or lease the 23rd Street Armory building, consisting of 72,667 square feet more or less, and its surrounding ancillary buildings. Due to the location and unique history of the property, it is being offered to the private sector through the Request for Proposals process to allow the state to consider community benefits including economic, historical and cultural, as well as job creation, as part of the evaluation process. 

First seven months of fiscal year only 3.9 percent above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in January were $596 million and came in at $47.2 million, or 8.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $90.8 million, or 18.0 percent, above collections in January of 2017. 

Total collections over the first seven months of the fiscal year were $3.3 billion which is $122 million, or 3.9 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $369 million, or 12.7 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"It is a good sign that we have been surpassing the estimate consistently for the past few months, but I'm not ready to declare that the state has totally recovered from the energy downturn," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "I know others have been significantly more celebratory about recent returns, but we have a long way to make up from the multi-year downturns to show we are back on track."

Year-to-date shows small increase of only 2.9%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in December were $512.6 million and came in at $36.6 million, or 7.7 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $93.1 million, or 22.2 percent above collections in December of 2016. Total collections over the first six months of the fiscal year were $2.7 billion which is $75.2 million, or 2.9 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $278.1 million, or 11.6 percent, over the year-to-date for 2016.

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