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Oklahoma Senate compromises on budget, senior meals

Oklahoma Senate compromises on budget, senior meals

DEMOCRATS ASSURED MONEY FOR FOOD WOULD BE FOUND FOR NEXT YEAR

NewsOK

BY JULIE BISBEE

Published: March 4, 2010

Senate leaders promised to find money to fund the state’s senior nutrition program in next year’s budget under an agreement reached Wednesday, ending a budget stalemate.

In exchange for a commitment to fund the senior nutrition program for 2011, Senate Democrats agreed to support bills that would free up cash to pay for supplemental appropriations for several agencies, including the Department of Public Safety and the state Corrections Department.

On Monday, Democrats voted against two bills that would have transferred cash to help the agencies because Democrats wanted $2.5 million to pay for the senior meals program through the fiscal year ending June 30... FULL ARTICLE

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