Oklahoma state senators give final approval to state’s budget

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Sooner state senators give their final approval to the state’s budget.

Tuesday, Senators approved the Oklahoma State Budget by a 37 to 11 vote. It has already passed through the State House. The budget includes $157.9 million for education, including enough money to raise teacher pay by an average of about $1,200.

The budget also includes $1.7 million to expand drug court options for non-violent offenders. And $4.6 million to increase immunizations and staff county health departments throughout the state.

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