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Revenue gain unlikely to alter talks on budget

Revenue gain unlikely to alter talks on budget

Gov. Brad Henry hopes to have an agreement soon.

Tulsa World

By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Published: 2/17/2010 2:22 AM
Last Modified: 2/17/2010 4:19 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY
Gov. Brad Henry said he doesn't expect the small upward revision in state revenue certified Tuesday by the state Equalization Board to have much of an impact on budget talks with the Republican-controlled Legislature.

"The good news, the small amount of good news, is that we have $60 million more," Henry, a Democrat, said after the meeting. "That's helpful. But I don't think this has any real impact on negotiations."

Despite that, he said, he hopes to have an agreement soon on filling the current budget hole.

The Equalization Board, consisting of the governor, five other elected officials and the appointed secretary of agriculture, receives reports in December and February on expected revenues... FULL ARTICLE

 


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