Military budget cuts could mean furloughs for thousands in Oklahoma, according to senator’s study

An analysis prepared for Sen. Jim Inhofe on the worst-case scenario for Oklahoma’s bases warns of widespread civilian furloughs and cutbacks to training and maintenance.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: January 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Thousands of civilians at Oklahoma’s military bases may have to be furloughed, while training and maintenance would have to be curtailed to the point of affecting preparation for critical missions, according to an analysis prepared for Sen. Jim Inhofe on the potential effects of looming budget cuts.

Inhofe, of Tulsa, the...

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