Feb. 4, 2019: Stitt budget would raise teacher pay, set aside one-third of surplus (Oklahoman)

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s first budget proposes spending $400 million in new money on education, criminal justice reform and other priorities, while setting aside $200 million from the projected surplus to pad the state savings account.

Stitt, whose budget will be presented on Monday as the Oklahoma Legislature begins a new session, offers more transparency than in the past, though the new administration didn’t have time to ferret out all the numbers, an official said…

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