• Experts say progress made at DHS can't be lost to state's budget cuts

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    The experts, known as co-neutrals, strongly urged Oklahoma's Department of Human Services and "its state partners" to continue to implement reforms despite Oklahoma's looming revenue deficit.

  • Director says DHS must be ready for 'unprecedented cuts'

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    The Oklahoma Department of Human Services was hit with a $45 million deficit early this year and faces a projected $46 million shortfall headed into the next fiscal year. In total, DHS is bracing for an estimated $150 million shortfall through a combination of state and federal funding reductions.