Work Remains to be Done after Challenging Session

By Mary Fallin

With a nearly $900 million budget gap, this session was indeed one of the most challenging. Keep in mind, it comes on the heels of having to deal with a $1.3 billion budget gap last year – the largest budget hole in state history. It hasn’t been easy dealing with these ongoing significant budget challenges we face. It is definitely not an ideal budget.


But, we did prevent draconian cuts to critical services and kept government from shutting down. Despite challenging circumstances, we were able to fund core mission services such as education, health and human services, and public safety.


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