- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says it will have $28.5 million less in its next fiscal budget, thanks to budget cuts and funding changes from the Legislature.

The department is among several agencies receiving a 5.5 percent funding cut for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Agency director Mike Patterson says the department is still deciding how to implement the cuts, but that construction projects won’t be affected and layoffs will not be necessary.

According to the Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1kFeAU9 ), the agency is instead considering spending less on maintenance at weigh stations in the state and equipment.

Officials say that ODOT will receive about $11 million less in fuel tax revenues and $17.5 million less in revolving fund revenues generated by the weigh stations.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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