Tulsa Jail budget approved with $4.3 million shortfall

Ponca City Now - April 12, 2016 10:27 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Criminal Justice Authority has unanimously approved the next fiscal year’s budget for the Tulsa Jail, leaving an approximately $4.3 million shortfall for the county’s budget board to hammer out.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1VjKBsC ) reports that the projected hole is up from an estimated $2.8 million shortcoming after the sheriff’s office adjusted how much it expects to receive from the city of Tulsa, from $700,000 instead of $2.2 million, for housing inmates. The city and county are in an argument over those costs.

Nearly three-fourths of the $38.1 million Tulsa Jail budget approved Monday is projected revenue from the 0.25-percent sales tax overseen by the authority.

The director of governmental affairs at the sheriff’s office says the budget board will work to cover the remaining shortfall.


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