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Funding reduced at Oklahoma VA facilities

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) -Officials with Oklahoma's Department of Veterans Affairs says care at VA facilities could suffer under its own state budget cuts.

The deputy director says his office is receiving a five percent cut in state funding for the rest of the 2016 fiscal year. He says training for nurses and their assistants will likely be cut, and structural repairs and upgrades may have to be put on hold.

He's forecasted as many as 240 layoffs if Oklahoma's oil industry fails to rebound. However, he says they're better off than most.

Only about $40 million of the department's $140 million budget comes from the state.

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