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Gov. Fallin Orders Sale Of Underutilized State Properties

Copy of Governor Mary Fallin's executive order 2015-48
Copy of Governor Mary Fallin's executive order 2015-48

Gov. Mary Fallin is ordering state agencies to sell underused property to raise money that will pay for building maintenance and help offset projected revenue shortfalls.

Fallin issued an executive order Wednesday calling for the state to sell off undeveloped land, unused or underused office buildings, warehouses and residences.

Fallin's order expands on 2013 legislation requiring agencies to dispose of underutilized state properties. Since then, the governor's office says Oklahoma has generated $1.5 million from the sales of six state properties.

The executive order says the Office of Management and Enterprise Services will assist state agencies with selling underutilized property.

On Monday, Fallin told state agencies to prepare for budget cuts of 10 percent as state revenue collections continue to drop.

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