DHS Funding

(AP) State House and Senate committees have approved a measure to immediately provide $34 million in funding to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to prevent worker furloughs and provider rate cuts.

The bills approved Monday would tap about $30 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund and another $4 million from the Rainy Day Fund. The money would be used to fund programs for the elderly and developmentally disabled. 

The committees also approved separate measures for emergency funding for the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System and the state court system. The bills now head to the full House and Senate.


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