OKLAHOMA'S eGOV NEWS REPORT
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- New Program Cuts Long Lines, Wait Times
- Oklahoma Wins 'A-' in Transparency after Doerflinger Directive
- State of the State Addresses: What Are Governors' Priorities?
EDMOND, Okla. – Nothing can test your patience more than waiting hours in line at one of Oklahoma’s driver’s license offices.
But new changes coming to the Department of Public Safety could soon put an end to those long lines.
“It’s agonizing trying to sit here and wait the whole time,” Patrick Labastida said. “And watching the numbers go by slowly was not very fun.”
Labastida just wants to get a new driver’s license but the long lines at the Department of Public Safety office are making it difficult for him.
“I was here at 6 a.m. this morning,” Labastida said. “I’ve been here all day pretty much and I have work so I had to leave.”
A new program called Inline/Online is working to eliminate the wait and the frustration for people like Labastida.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Secretary of Finance and Revenue Preston L. Doerflinger announced Tuesday that a national transparency report has given Oklahoma an 'A-' in financial transparency, a major improvement from the 'C+' grade the state received last year.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund's "Following the Money 2013" report rates states on online access to government spending information. As Oklahoma's central financial management agency, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services maintains several transparency websites providing state financial information, including OpenBooks and Data.OK.gov, where the public can access millions of records related to government spending.
Governors began the year by sounding off on a range of issues likely to garner attention in their respective states—and in some cases nationally.
Annual State of the State addresses provide a glimpse of each governor’s priorities for the new legislative session. Governing reviewed all 49 speeches delivered so far, compiling summaries of some of the most talked-about policies.
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Thursday, July 4
DRS Day at the Capitol
Child Abuse Prevention Day at the Capitol
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