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Showing: June, 2022
Budget Break Down

While education makes up the lion’s share of Oklahoma’s budget, health and human services represents the second largest category. This week, I want to break down some of the important appropriations we’ve made in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, along with funds we’ve utilized through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to improve health in Oklahoma.

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Last week, I presented an overview of the Fiscal Year 2023 state budget, which takes effect on July 1.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be breaking down various areas within the budget to show how public dollars are being invested on behalf of our citizens.

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Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat held a Media Availability on 6/15/22 to discuss the ongoing legislative session.

Speakers:

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada

Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah

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Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat held a Media Availability on 6/13/22 to discuss the ongoing legislative session.

Speakers:

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville

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At the heart of it, the state’s budget is about the people and the services they depend on, from public safety to mental health, education, and other vital programs and services.  For the past year, I’ve been working with my Senate Appropriations subcommittee chairs, along with our counterparts in the House, to write a budget that is driven by the philosophy that the budget is not just a spreadsheet about money – it’s about people and how these investments impact lives and shape our state’s future.  What are the needs throughout Oklahoma, and how best can we me

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, said he is drafting legislation restoring powers to the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission, including the ability to hire and fire the agency’s executive director and restoring oversight of contracts and financial expenditures. 

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