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Schools get 2.9 percent cut

Schools get 2.9 percent cut

DHS, medical examiner get increases

Tulsa World

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau

Published: 5/21/2010 2:22 AM
Last Modified: 5/21/2010 5:42 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Brad Henry and legislative leaders announced Thursday that they have agreed to a state budget that calls for a 2.9 percent cut for common education.

The fiscal year 2011 budget also calls for a 3.3 percent reduction to higher education and a 3 percent cut to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

The Department of Public Safety will be cut by 1 percent.

The Department of Human Services will see a 4 percent increase, or $20 million more. State Treasurer Scott Meacham said officials wanted to preserve the federal matching dollars the state receives for programs... FULL ARTICLE



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