$546,000 in new funding was appropriated to the State Auditor and Inspector to fully fund current operations and replace data processing equipment.
$1.8 million was approved for the Oklahoma Tax Commission to fully fund current operations and better serve taxpayers. Last session a veto caused an FY'97 funding crunch that resulted in delayed tax returns to Oklahomans.
$240,000 was appropriated to the Governor's office for increased operational costs.
$4,580 was appropriated to the Lt. Governor's office for increased operational costs.
$50,000 was provided to the Ethics Commission to fully fund operations and improve services to the public, press and regulated officials. This increases the Commissions operating budget by 15.6% over the FY'97 level.
HB 1895 raises the salaries of various public officials. Key components include: