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State Budget Agreement Brings Sharp Funding Cuts to Agencies Overseeing Oklahoma’s Environment

The $6.8 billion presumptive budget agreement has been praised for preserving money for education, prisons and Medicaid, but some of the sharpest cuts are aimed at agencies that regulate industry and protect the environment.


Next Republican House Leader Has Roots in Southeastern Oklahoma Water

The Republican is from Atoka in southeast Oklahoma, which could bring a unique perspective on water to the capitol.


As Budgets Narrow and Dedicated Funds are Diverted, Agency Slows Plugging of Abandoned Wells

The move has already reduced the well-plugging fund by $1.2 million, a number that could grow. The result: Fewer abandoned wells are being plugged, state records show.

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