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OKG Newsletter


Topic: budget

Counterpoint: A matter of perspective


Commentary

Brandon Dutcher
According to our friends at the Oklahoma Policy Institute, Oklahoma “will face prolonged constraints on the state budget.”
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Point: ‘A new fiscal reality’


Commentary

David Blatt
The economic downturn has hit the Oklahoma state budget hard. With high unemployment and low commodity prices, we’ve seen revenues plummet by almost 25 percent.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

State of flux

The function and makeup of the State Board of Education are in question as the body grapples with future budget woes.


News

Clifton Adcock
Next year’s education budget could see a greater funding cut than the 2.9 percent reduction laid out in Gov. Mary Fallin’s budget because of federal funds running dry, Oklahoma State Board of Education members were told at its Feb. 24 meeting.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cutting up


Letters to the Editor

Hannah Harder
Environmental Protection Agency cuts make me ecstatic! The newest budget cuts slash 16 percent of the EPA operating budget, a greater percentage cut than any other agency. As a biologist, environmental scientist and educator, I hope we get to the full 29 percent proposed.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Optimistic thoughts

Next fiscal year’s city budget might provide for the restoration of public safety positions.


News

Clifton Adcock
The city is hoping to restore several police, fire and other city positions and services in the municipal budget set to be presented to the Oklahoma City Council at its Tuesday meeting.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Restoration project

The proposed city budget allows for the reinstatement of previously eliminated public safety positions.


News

Clifton Adcock
The public got its first glimpse at the proposed city budget for the upcoming fiscal year during the May 10 City Council meeting.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For art’s sake

A new nonprofit seeks to educate Oklahomans on the importance of art.


News

Ryan Querbach
Amid proposed budget cuts to state art funding, three arts leaders have established the first nonprofit to formally advocate for public funding of the arts.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'The new normal'

With an ongoing budget shortfall, the state Department of Education zeroed out funding for National Board Certified Teachers


News

Clifton Adcock
It took dozens of hours of videotaping class sessions, more than 60 pages worth of writing and more than two years for Meredith Wronowski, a science teacher at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School, to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
 
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