- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has given final legislative approval to a $7.1 billion budget bill to fund state government during the fiscal year that begins July 1.

The House voted 56-39 Thursday for the Senate-passed bill and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law.

The bill would appropriate about $102 million less than the current year’s budget, but would still increase funding for public schools by $80 million. It also includes a $44 million increase for the Department of Human Services and $36 million for targeted pay raises that include $4.6 million for Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers, $5 million for Department of Corrections employees and $20 million for thousands of other state employees to bring state salaries closer to private sector salaries.

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