MCO 2013 Summer Conference
5/17/13 Action Alert: HB 1875 - Sales Tax Retention
Got Recipes? We Need ‘Em! - Thanks to ONG we are creating a cookbook as part of our OML Centennial Celebration which will be filled with delicious recipes submitted by OML-member cities. We would love you to submit your favorites! The final deadline is now May 24th.
OML Establishes Satellite Office in Broken Arrow: OML and Broken Arrow officials have made arrangements for Kelly Danner, Municipal Inquiry Specialist to establish office hours at the Broken Arrow City Hall.
Free Prescription Drug Card Partnered in Oklahoma - Oklahoma Municipal League and the Oklahoma Drug Card Will Provide Prescription Assistance to All Residents of Oklahoma
OTC Contract: The Municipal Liaison Board has negotiated a new sales and use tax agreement for cities and towns. The Oklahoma Tax Commission recently sent notification of this new agreement. The Liaison Board provides this Overview of changes and is developing an annotated version of the new contract.
The Chickasaw Nation is hosting an e-waste and household hazardous waste collection on June 8th in Ada. The Hazard Disposal flyer is attached. Commercial e-waste is being accepted.
Governor Fallin has directed all flags to fly at half-staff from now until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27th, 2013 in honour of those lost and injured in the recent tornadoes.
Marketplace Fairness Passes U.S. Senate
S. 743, also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, passed out of the U.S. Senate Monday night with a vote of 69-27. Both Oklahoma U.S. Senators Coburn & Inhofe voted against the bill. This legislation allows state and local governments to require online retailers to collect sales taxes. It does not create any new tax or increase any existing tax; it simply provides for the enforcement of state and local governments' authority and levels the playing field between Main Street and online retailers. Oklahoma is unique in that we are the only state where municipalities do not receive ad valorem tax for general operations. Consequently, this makes our cities and towns overly dependent on local sales tax to fund all operations, including police, fire, libraries, parks, streets, drinking and wastewater needs and a myriad of other services.