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Higher Education Officials Plea for Lower Budget Cuts

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The presidents of several Oklahoma colleges and universities met today behind closed doors with legislative budget writers to plea for an easing in budget cuts to higher education. It is now apparent that the proposed cigarette tax to fund the states medicaid system won't pass the Oklahoma House which is planning on a reduced cut to the states Medicaid agency instead.

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Settlement reached in school discipline probe

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The plans by Oklahoma City Public Schools to end disproportionate discipline of black students is approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The settlement ends an investigation into the school districts practices. Two other federal investigations continue.

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Moody's says Oklahoma's economy will face more problems

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Tax cuts, tax breaks and slumping oil prices spell more pain for Oklahoma's economy according to Moody's Investor Service. According to Moody's Global Credit Research report , " Moody's expects government entities with significant exposure to oil prices to respond to revenue shortfalls with budget cuts and reserve spending during the ongoing downturn."

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