Lawmakers consider special session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Brad Henry and legislators are discussing a possible special session that may deal with additional cuts to state agency budgets.

Henry's spokesman, Paul Sund, said Wednesday the governor is discussing the issue but a final decision hasn't been made.

Earlier this month, agency leaders learned that more cuts may be in order after July tax collections came in nearly $76 million below what's needed to pay the state's bills.

Officials borrowed about $54 million from cash reserves and other funds to make up the difference, but agencies will have to cut their August budgets by 5 percent.

Most agencies' budgets had been cut by 7 percent for the fiscal year that began July 1.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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