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Oklahoma Superintendent Wants $37M Funding Boost
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi says she plans to ask lawmakers for nearly $40 million in additional funding to finish out the current fiscal year. Barresi said Thursday she will submit a formal request next week for $37.7 million in funding. Included in the request is $8.5 million for the flexible benefit allowance for state educators and $21.5 million to fund the Reading Sufficiency Act and Achieving Classroom Excellence remediation. Barresi says she also plans to ask lawmakers for an increase of $289 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Based on current projections, the Oklahoma Legislature is expected to have about $170 million in growth revenue, but finance officials say state agencies are requesting $1.4 billion in budget increases.
Posted: Friday, January 25 2013, 07:47 AM CST
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Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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