State Budget Update 5-24-17
The State Legislature struck a late-night budget deal last night, parts of which are being debated today.
Assuming it moves forward, there are two possible outcomes for the Oklahoma Arts Council's funding:
- Senate- 4.87% reduction. Read the bill here: https://www.votervoice.net/OKARTS/Bills/USA/OK/2017-2018/SB%20860
- House- approximately 9% reduction. Read the bill here: https://www.votervoice.net/OKARTS/Bills/USA/OK/2017-2018/HB%202400
Thanks for your advocacy and work so far! Obviously it helped us avoid serious disproportionate cuts. Neither budget proposal is ideal, but the Oklahoma Arts Council is in fairly close proportion to other cuts.
Stay vigilant until the session ends! Watch our Facebook for more info.