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Oklahoma House gives final approval to FY20 budget bill

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House on Thursday passed a general spending bill and sent it to the governor, who wasn't involved in budget negotiations and hasn't indicated if he'll sign it.

The House voted 77-23 along party lines, with Democrats opposed, but the measure passed both chambers by veto-proof margins.

The $7.7 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1 cuts most state agencies by 4%. Budget writers tapped into savings and agreed to temporarily divert payments to the state's public pension systems and a road-and-bridge program to prevent deeper cuts.

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