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Oklahoma Senate, House plan cuts to manage state budget

Oklahoma Senate, House plan cuts to manage state budget

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FURLOUGH DAYS, BUYOUTS WILL AFFECT FUTURE STAFFING FOR LEGISLATIVE BODIES

BY JULIE BISBEE     

Published: April 1, 2010

Legislative leaders are implementing cost-savings measures for Senate and House staff in anticipation of additional budget cuts in the next fiscal year, officials announced Wednesday.

Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate needs to reduce its costs by nearly $1 million to deal with budget cuts.

The budget for Senate staff and services decreased by 14 percent this fiscal year. Carryover cash will be used to make up for cuts the Senate budget took this fiscal year, which ends June 30... FULL ARTICLE

 

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