April 21, 2019: Point of View: Working on Oklahoma education funding (Oklahoman)

We’re getting close to the end of the legislative session, and we’re in the final stages of state budget negotiations. As chairman of the Education Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee, it’s been my job to help prioritize spending for common education, higher education and CareerTech as well as other areas under the education umbrella.

My requests for common education so far total about a $140 million increase over last year’s record $2.9 billion appropriation…

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