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Oklahoma regents seek $100M in new funding for colleges


November 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The panel that oversees Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities is asking the Legislature for $100 million in new funding, much of it for faculty raises.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the $878 million budget request for the fiscal year that begins in July. The request represents a 13 percent increase over its appropriation for the current fiscal year.

The chairman of the nine-member panel of governor appointees, Jay Helm, says the requested increase would help restore cuts the system has incurred amid t...

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