Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
June 2, 2016
Rep. Earl Sears Report
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Copyright 2016 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Next Chamber Meeting is
July 7th At the City Park
2016 Oklahoma Legislative Session
- His 10th & "Most Challenging"
2016 Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Officers:
President -- Scott Reeves (QuikTrip)
President-Elect -- Robert Miller (New Life Assembly)
Secretery/Treasurer -- Shelley Nachtigall (Arubah Clinic)
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
David Smith -- ProServ Business Products
Jeffrey Fousel -- Edward Jones
Sherrie Anderson -- Valley National Bank
Josh Kelley -- Redbud Physical Therapy
Jackie Stephens - JB Stephens Properties
Ron Evans -- Collinsville Education Foundation
Jim Dolton -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Don Hutchinson -- VVEC
Christine Wilson -- Hometown Insurance
2016 President-appointed One Year Directors:
Beth Ann Langston -- Home Town Real Estate
Cynthia Reed -- Cyn-Pro Graphics
Gina Johnson -- Simply Parties
Scott Bushyhead -- Hewlett Packard
Teresa Brown -- American Bank Oklahoma
City Manager -- Pam Polk
Cherokee Nation -- Buel Anglen
County Commissioner -- John Smaligo, Jr.
Mayor -- Bud York
School Superintendent -- Lance West
State Representative -- Earl Sears
State Senator -- J.J. Dossett
Collinsville Downtown Inc. -- Kimberly Miller
Earl Sears
Oklahoma State Representative

Melissa Carlson is the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce's manager.

I have a page of notes from Rep. Sears address to the Collinsville Chamber ... but anyone in the State of Oklahoma in the past year has already been swamped with news coverage of the on-going budget crisis ... so I will keep this brief and mention just a few of the many topics covered. -- Ted Wright
* Oklahoma (& the nation's) economy turns with the price of oil -- two budget failures were declared cutting 7% from last year's budget
* Education is biggest chunk of the entire state budget
-- 31% to public education (K-12) -- flat for 2017
-- 15% to higher education (college) -- took 10% cut - expect tuition raise
-- 2% to career tech
* Corrections (flat) and health services (slight increase) ... most other agencies took cuts for 2017
* No new money was given to the legislative staff (despite what Facebook says). Funds were moved to new accounts
* Expect some future additional revenue from tax credit cleanup ... but more is needed
* Still looking for additional revenue sources
June 2nd Collinsville Chamber Meet Coverage -- by Owasso Reporter 6/3/2016
2016 Summer Movies Schedule

Thursday, June 2 - Inside Out
Thursday, June 9 - The Good Dinosaur
Thursday, June 16 - Peanuts
Thursday, June 23 - Minions
Thursday, June 30 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens