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Funding Cut For All Oklahoma State Agencies

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    All Oklahoma state agencies, including public schools, will have to deal with a smaller budget for the next four months.
    Late Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill that imposes across-the-board budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.
    The bill reduces monthly allocations to all state agencies by about 2 percent  through June 30.
     The cuts will generate about $44.6 million to fund three state agencies that would otherwise run out of money: the Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and the Health Care Authority.
    Republican legislative leaders decided to cut agency budgets after a sweeping package of tax increases failed to pass the House amid bipartisan opposition.
    
 

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