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Rally planned to protest $7.4M senior nutrition cuts in Oklahoma

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Modified: October 28, 2009 at 4:14 am •  Published: October 28, 2009
ad Henry to use some of the discretionary funds from the federal stimulus dollars for the programs. Henry’s spokesman said the governor’s discretionary funds have already been allocated. About $48.4 million of the discretionary funds was part of a deal with legislators for this fiscal year’s budget and the money is to be spent on one-time projects, he said.

The governor’s office released a more detailed accounting Tuesday of how $105.2 million in discretionary funds are to be spent:

• $35.1 million for elementary and secondary education, including $16 million for school textbooks.

• $28.7 million is for higher education including $14 million to resolve Langston University’s civil rights complaint.

• $17.7 million for public infrastructure including $15.5 million for disaster relief to municipalities.

• $11.3 million to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

• $5.2 million for public safety.

• $3.9 million to CareerTech for capital needs.

• $2.8 million for public assistance.

• $500,000 for agency operations.