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Clock ticking on solutions to budget woes

Clock ticking on solutions to budget woes

By M. Scott Carter

The Journal Record

Posted: 11:52 PM Thursday, May 6, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – With just 15 days remaining in the legislative session, state lawmakers are still trying to cobble together a budget that has a $1.2 billion hole and only $700 million or so available to fill that hole.

That other $500 million remains elusive.

And while negotiations continue between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Brad Henry, a Democrat, few details about those negotiations have emerged.

“We’re still talking,” Senate Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee said.

However, one thing remains certain – most state agencies will see cuts to their budgets and those cuts will be painful... FULL ARTICLE


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