Ponca City, OK

Now: 55 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 55 °F | Lo: 52 °F

Saturday

Hi: 67 °F 

Lo: 46 °F

Sunday

Hi: 70 °F 

Lo: 38 °F

Monday

Hi: 64 °F 

Lo: 48 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 68 °F 

Lo: 50 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 63 °F 

Lo: 48 °F

Oklahoma’s House Speaker announces delay in budget cuts

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - October 21, 2017 10:48 am

Oklahoma’s House Speaker announces delay in budget cuts
(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s House Speaker says the state has funds available that could protect health care services impacted by the state’s $215 million budget cut.
Three health care agencies will be most affected by the loss of an unconstitutional cigarette fee. They began reducing monthly spending this month to account for the money lost.
Speaker of the House Charles McCall said Thursday that the funds would delay cuts until 2018 “or until a strategic budget solution is reached.”
The Oklahoman reports speaker’s announcement came one day after the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said it was preparing to eliminate state funding for almost every outpatient program.
McCall didn’t explain how lawmakers could boost agency spending, but has previously outlined one-time sources of money that could be used to help fill the budget gap.

 

Latest Stories

Area High School Football Scores

Area High School Football Scores for the Week of 10/18/2018 ————————————————————- Blackwell vs. Mount Saint Mary |...

Hunter files child pornography charges against Ardmore man

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed three felony charges against an Ardmore man...

Ex-police officer in Oklahoma accused of on-duty sex assault

MCLOUD, Okla. (AP) – A former Oklahoma police officer is accused of sexually assaulting several women...