Sunday, May 10, 2009

State budget for 2010 won't be OK

The OK Policy Blog has the details.
In spite of all the attention paid in Oklahoma in recent weeks to such urgent matters as the Ten Commandments, stem cells, and the Flaming Lips, the real work of the 2009 legislative session has been unfolding largely behind the scenes as key legislative leaders from the House and Senate try to hammer out an agreement on the budget for the upcoming year, FY ‘10. From conversations I had last week at the Capitol with a number of legislators, fiscal staff, lobbyists, and agency personnel, it appears that the main outlines of the budget have been decided, although some key issues and details remain to be determined.
Apparently, most state agencies will be facing budget cuts of 7.5 to 10 percent in fiscal year 2010.

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