Governor Fallin Signs Legislation Funding State Services
Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a $7.1 billion budget bill to fund state government and services in the upcoming year.
The general appropriations measure that Fallin signed Monday provides funding for state agencies for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The measure was approved by the House and Senate in the final days of the 2015 Oklahoma Legislature, which adjourned on May 22. Fallin praised lawmakers for closing a $611 million shortfall without cutting funding for public education.
The budget is $74.3 million, or about 1 percent, less than the current year's appropriated budget.
Almost all of the budget hole was plugged with one-time revenue sources, including $150 million from the state's Rainy Day Fund. Most agencies will receive budget cuts ranging from about 1 percent to 7.25 percent.
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