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Carl's Capitol Comments

Rural fire departments, conservation efforts receive more funding in appropriations bill, if signed


We sent a $9.7 billion general appropriations bill to the governor last week. He has until Thursday at midnight to take action on the measure.

This budget contains a lot of stuff for the people back home in rural Oklahoma.

As chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services, my portion of the budget includes a $5,000 increase for each rural fire department and an increase of funds for the departments' 80/20 grants for purchases of equipment and other needs to better serve their areas.

We also added funding to help our veterinary college...

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