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Senate Health, Human Services Subcommittee Hears Agency Budget Requests

Oklahoma State Senator Kimberly David, R-Porter
Oklahoma State Senate

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services heard from four agencies during budget hearings Monday, three of which asked for budget increases.

Subcommittee Chair Sen. Kimberly David said the decrease in the state’s budget would impact the appropriated funds to the agencies.

“The ongoing conversation that we’re going to have is the fact that we have a budget deficit this year. I would be surprised if there were any increases and wouldn’t be surprised if there were any decreases,” she said.

“We have to look at every dollar spent, Making sure that we’re spending every dollar the best way we can spend it.”

The Department of Human Services requested approximately $713.1 million, totaling an additional $41 million above current appropriation.

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