Board approves $7B budget estimate for Oklahoma - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Board approves $7B budget estimate for Oklahoma

Posted: Updated:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A state panel has certified that Gov. Mary Fallin will have about $7 billion in available revenue to develop her budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.
 
   The State Board of Equalization voted Thursday to approve an early revenue estimate that shows the governor will have about $214 million more than last year to include in her budget.
 
   Fallin says public education and public safety will be a priority in her budget, and she also intends to again propose an income tax cut.
 
   The governor's office uses the December revenue projections to develop the executive budget, which Fallin will present to lawmakers when the legislative session begins in February.
 
   The board will meet again in February for a final certification of the amount of revenue lawmakers will have available.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Students learn about the life cycle through butterflies

    Students learn about the life cycle through butterflies

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:11:37 GMT
    Kindergartners at Pat Henry Elementary School were all a flutter Thursday morning when they released butterflies.
    Kindergartners at Pat Henry Elementary School were all a flutter Thursday morning when they released butterflies.
  • Okla. House passes abortion clinic standards bill

    Okla. House passes abortion clinic standards bill

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:59:22 GMT
    The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to require the state Board of Health to establish standards for abortion providers and clinics, including standards for equipment and supplies that might be needed in a medical emergency.
    The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to require the state Board of Health to establish standards for abortion providers and clinics, including standards for equipment and supplies that might be needed in a medical emergency.
  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:39:04 GMT
    Winds Quieting Down This Evening...
    Winds Quieting Down This Evening...
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.