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EXPLAINER: GOP leaders announce deal on $9.8B spending plan


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate announced an agreement Tuesday on a $9.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, the largest in state history.

Unlike previous years, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt was not included in a statement announcing the agreement, and his office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the proposal.

"This year's budget agreement reflects that the Oklahoma Legislature prioritizes education, law enforcement and healthcare," Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat said in the statement.

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