Oklahoma panel to consider funding senior and child programs
November 3, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma panel will consider providing millions for two key programs that are in jeopardy amid a state budget crisis.
The Tulsa World reports that the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Directors will consider providing $1.81 million for senior nutrition services, and $1.27 million for mobile crisis response teams that offer behavioral health services to children. The board is expected to vote on Nov. 14.
A board spokeswoman says the endowment has a value of a little more than $1 billion. The majority of the funds have gone to the Department of Human Servi...