Oklahoma panel certifies $2B more for lawmakers to spend
February 17, 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel led by Gov. Kevin Stitt determined Friday that Oklahoma lawmakers will have about $2 billion more to spend in next year's budget than they did in the current one.
The Board of Equalization certified that the Legislature will have $12.6 billion to spend in the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. That's an increase of $2 billion from last year's $10.6 billion that lawmakers were authorized to spend.
The Legislature also has another $1.4 billion stashed away in state savings accounts and $700 million that was appropriated last year to help lure a manuf...
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