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Oklahoma health agency proposes hundreds of layoffs

 

January 4, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health has proposed large budget cuts through layoffs and program cuts.

The proposal would cut the department's budget by about $17.8 million, twice the amount the Legislature demanded, The Oklahoman reported . The plan would lay off nearly 200 employees and could end grants to child-abuse prevention programs and health centers.

Department officials acknowledged in October that the department was struggling to make payroll.

The Legislature gave the department $30 million to help stabilize the situation. But it also required the departm...



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