OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Brad Henry has issued an executive
order to ensure that several education programs receive the state
funding they expected next year.
In the order, issued Friday, the governor said lawmakers didn't
approve line item instructions on previously funded education
programs in the final days of the 2010 Legislature that adjourned
But Henry says the Legislature intended to support the programs
in the budget bill that funded the Department of Education and the
rest of state government.
The executive order requires that school programs get the
funding they anticipated minus the 7.9 percent budget reduction
that public schools have received over the last two years.
Some of the affected programs include Educare, Great
Expectations and A-plus Schools.