Falling Flat: FY ’09 Budget Review

The 2008 Legislature approved a “maintenance-of-effort” budget that provides a mere 0.7% increase in appropriations for FY ’09 compared to FY ’08. However, as agencies grapple with rising operating costs and unfunded benefit increases, flat funding may fall short of ensuring a maintenance of effort, and lead instead to cuts in programs and services. Read OK Policy’s full issue brief on the FY ’09 budget or check out the Budget Basics – complete with agency-by-agency funding levels – in our 2-page factsheet.


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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