Oklahoma law makers are working to end the state income tax for all citizens by introducing new legislation that would eventually see the current income tax structure go away completely. This is great news for all Oklahomans and will hopefully be approved and passed sometime soon. Governor Kevin Stitt discussed this recently during his state of the state address and stressed the importance of getting it done quickly.
Right now Oklahomas pay around 4.75% in state income taxes. The new plan would drop the amount by half a percent every year for the next 10 years until it goes away completely. So it won't be an overnight kind of thing, however we are making some progress. With that being said I think by doing it gradually vs. instantly we have a much better chance of it actually being passed. Hit play on the video below for more information.
There's not a lot of details about the new bill, I'm sure more will be revealed as the days and weeks go by. Of course a lot of this hinges on the state's budget and growth, state revenue plays a big part in all of this. If the revenue goes up they cut a half of percent, if not no changes are made to the income tax percentage that year. So potentally we could see our state income tax end in 10 years or it could take longer depending on state revenue. This is to avoid budget shortfalls and ensure the state has the needed funds to operate.
It's a pretty good plan, I just wish it could happen sooner rather than later. Right now the new bill has passed all the required subcommittees and will be heading towards the full committee and finally the senate floor. We'll keep you posted on the bill's progress and let you know when and if it passes. This is a step in the right direction and would make a huge difference in the lives of most, if not all Oklahomans. *Fingers crossed*
Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma
One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.
The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.
If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.
Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary cities in Oklahoma
While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.
Tour the most expensive house for sale in Oklahoma!
It's being called the most premier luxury listing in all of Oklahoma on Zillow.com
. This massive mansion in Arcadia, OK. at 400 Deep Fork Circle
is listed by Ty Burnett of 525 Realty Group
. It currently has an asking price of $5,950,000
making it the most expensive, if not one of the most expensive houses for sale in the entire state. So what will almost six million dollars get you? A lot! This epic 12,020 square foot estate sits on over 2.5 acres and features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It comes with its own guest house, resort infinity pool, cabana, and gym. The chef-inspired kitchen features all professional, commercial-grade appliances. There's a THX theater room and entertainment suite complete with its own bar. The master bedroom has a see-through fireplace, huge celebrity-style closets a garden room, and heated marble floors in the master bath. It has a basement a wine cellar and tons of outdoor patio and sitting areas. Scroll through all the pictures below and take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind epic estate located in Arcadia, OK.