Aiming at a moving target

I posted an entry this morning that compared the mid-year budget cuts being absorbed by each of the ten largest state agencies. Unfortunately, the post – which I’ve now deleted –  included outdated information regarding funding for the Departments of Transportation and Common Education. In particular, I was unaware of a bill (HB 2433) that imposed a 7.5 percent cut to ODOT’s appropriation from the State Transportation Fund, and of some additional funding decisions (included in HB 2352) that aim to restore a greater part of the funding cuts to the Department of Education than initially announced. I will re-examine this and post revised numbers once FY ’10  appropriations bill have made it through the process. I apologize for the error and any confusion or inconvenience it may have caused.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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