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Oklahoma budget leaders optimistic fees will meet projections

Oklahoma budget leaders optimistic fees will meet projections

The $6.7 billion Oklahoma budget includes efforts to collect taxes on out-of-state purchases and ticket all motorists driving in Oklahoma without insurance. New fees are expected to bring in about $180 million.

Published: May 30, 2010

Oklahomans will be reminded to pay a use tax on out-of-state purchases and uninsured motorists caught on cameras installed along state highways will be sent violation notices as part of ways to generate new money in the upcoming budget year that starts July 1.

The programs are part of the $180 million estimated to be raised as part of so-called revenue enhancement measures.

GOP legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Brad Henry said they feel confident the measures will reach projections because they used conservative estimates.

Increasing the cost of oversize weight permits truckers must pay is expected to raise about $16.6 million. Increasing the fees for acquisition of certified copies of drivers' records is expected to generate about $11.4 million... FULL ARTICLE

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