Local & Regional
Wed January 22, 2014
Barresi Presents Proposed Budget to Lawmakers
The State School Superintendent presents her budget request for the upcoming year. Janet Barresi told lawmakers education needs over an 80-million dollar increase.
She asked for over $1.9-billion for common education in Oklahoma. That would be an $81-million increase over last year's budget request.
She says the funding is needed to address the reforms that she says are benefiting Oklahoma children. Lawmakers are expected to have $170-million less to spend this year than last.
Her presentation is for lawmakers as they begin drafting next year's budget for the state.