Oklahoma prepares for looming sequestration
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT
Sunday, February 24, 2013
2/24/13 at 5:44 AM
The state of Oklahoma is prepared for expected cuts to federal money coming to state agencies that could be triggered this week if Congress and the president can't agree on how to deal with the national deficit, Gov. Mary Fallin said.
Agency heads have been told to make "strategic targeted cuts" to absorb the projected $137 million in loss of federal money coming to the state, she said.
"We're ready as far as prioritizing what our spending has been, know where our most important services need to be maintained," Fallin explained. "We're doing the best we can.
"No doubt we have to get our federal spending under control," she said. "We have way too much debt in our nation."
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Gov. Mary Fallin, the National Governors Association vice chairman, speaks about the sequester during a news conference at the group's winter meeting in Washington on Saturday as the association's chairman, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, listens. MANUEL BALCE CENETA / Associated Press