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Stitt, legislative leaders announce Oklahoma budget deal

by / Wednesday, 15 May 2019 / News Category Newsok

By Carmen Forman
Staff writer
cforman@oklahoman.com

Gov. Kevin Stitt and leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate announced a state budget deal Tuesday that includes more than $200 million in new education funding and pay raises for teachers and state employees.

The $8.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget is the largest in state history and includes approximately $500 million in new state spending,

The proposed budget appropriates $203 million in new education spending, including an average teacher pay raise of $1,220 for 97 percent of Oklahoma teachers.
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