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Oklahoma budget remains in deadlock over nutrition center funds

Oklahoma budget remains in deadlock over nutrition center funds

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BY JULIE BISBEE

Published: March 3, 2010

Senate Democrats and Republicans remained in a budget stalemate Tuesday over the funding of senior nutrition centers.

Democrats on Monday voted against two bills that would free up cash for supplemental budget amendments to a handful of agencies to avoid furloughs. The bills did not include additional money to fund the senior nutrition program, which was cut in November.

Democrats are asking for $2.5 million to pay for meals at senior citizens centers for the remainder of the budget year, said Senate Minority Leader Charlie Laster, D-Shawnee.

"They can burn this place down or they can get those programs funded,” he said... FULL ARTICLE

 


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