Jan. 20, 2019: Stitt sets sights on budget, balancing spending versus saving (Oklahoman)

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s first week in office was largely focused on drafting the executive budget he will present to lawmakers next month, which is expected to use growing state tax collections for another teacher pay raise and to increase the state’s rainy day fund.

Lawmakers expect an additional $612 million in available funding next fiscal year, even as oil prices remain below initial forecasts…

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