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By Trevor Brown
Oklahoma Watch 

Oklahoma is getting $2 billion. How should it be spent?

 


Oklahoma is about to go on a multi-billion dollar spending spree – but there’s a catch, actually several.

Oklahoma, like other states, has already doled out hundreds of millions of federal dollars on Covid-19 response efforts through Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding that was approved by Congress last year.

State leaders, however, have another reservoir of money to spend thanks to a new relief package – the American Rescue Plan Act – that President Joe Biden signed into law in March.

The new law will send about $1.9 billion in direct funds to the s...



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