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Oklahoma Legislature approves bills for next year's budget


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House and Senate on Tuesday passed several bills that make up the state's $7.7 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

The House passed a package of bills to temporarily divert some funds dedicated for public pensions and transportation projects to be used instead to help shore up next year's budget. The pension funds are additional revenue the state has been allocating each year to help improve the solvency of the state's public pensions.

Meanwhile, the Senate passed the general appropriations bill and several other budget measures, including...

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