SB1600 General Appropriations Bill passed 4/25/18: Highlights


FY’19 Budget Highlights

  • $7.6 billion budget
  • Approximately $745 million increase over FY’18
  • $365 million for teacher pay raises
  • $54 million for state employee raises
  • $260 million in growth revenue
  • No cuts for any agency
  • Bond payments for Native American Cultural Center shifted from Commerce to OMES – why Commerce appears to be cut 25 percent and OMES increased 25 percent
  • $2.9 billion for education, a 19 percent increase
  • $6,100 teacher pay raise, on average
  • $52 million for support staff raises
  • $24.6 million increase to fund teacher health benefits
  • $480 million total spent on health benefits for teachers and support staff
  • $33 million for textbooks
  • $17 million in new state-aid funding formula
  • $7.5 million increase for concurrent enrollment ($8.42 million total funding)
  • $24.6 million funding increase for DHS – makes Pinnacle Plan “whole”
  • 7 percent increase for Medicaid Advantage waiver, Developmental Disability and Group Home rate increases
  • 5 percent increase on foster care and adoption rates
  • $2 million increase for the DDSD wait list
  • Provide services for approximately 170 people
  • $11 million in criminal justice reform initiatives:
  • $5 million to Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • $1.1 million to Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (OIDS)
  • $1 million to District Attorney’s Council
  • $2 million for agency performance audits conducted by Agency Performance and Accountability Commission
  • $4.8 million to Department of Corrections to implement electronic offender management system
  • $4 million to Office of Emergency Management for disaster relief
  • $400,000 to Department of Agriculture for rural fire fighters

 

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