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December 11, 2013

Okla. revenue collections continue to fall short

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

Fallin has warned state agency heads to look for ways to save money in next year’s budget amid lackluster collections and more than $60 million in mandatory health care spending the state will be forced to pay next year. Oklahoma’s share of funding for Medicaid is increasing as a result of an overall increase in the state’s per-capita income, and state health officials also predict a sharp increase in Medicaid enrollees under mandates for coverage under the federal health care law.

 

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