Gov. Mary Fallin now has a chance to sign a bill that will provide millions of dollars for public education during a time of catastrophic budget cuts. The House approved the measure and sent it to the governor Tuesday.
Emergency Funding Approved for Oklahoma Schools, Prisons
The Oklahoma House has given final legislative approval to tap about $78 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to boost funding for public schools and the prison system for rest of the current fiscal year.
The House voted Monday on two separate measures — one to appropriate $51 million to the Department of Education and another to direct $27.5 million to the Department of Corrections.