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Budget benefits some state agencies

Budget benefits some state agencies

By M. Scott Carter
The Journal Record

Posted: 10:12 PM Monday, May 24, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – Though most state agencies will see a decrease in funding under the newly announced state budget for fiscal year 2011, documents show that a handful of agencies will have their budgets increased.

Despite a $1.2 billion hole, members of the Oklahoma Legislature managed to carve out funding increases for at least eight agencies, including the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Indigent Defense System, the state Conservation Commission, the Department of Human

Services, the state Tax Commission, Election Board, Medicolegal Investigations and the Commissioners of the Land Office.

Those increases range from a high of 46 percent to a low of 3.4 percent.

Additionally, the budget agreement includes $5 million for senior nutrition programs....FULL ARTICLE


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