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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
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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.

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• $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.