Revenue Collections Down
4:23 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Fallin Tells State Agency Heads To Look For Ways To Save Money

Gov. Mary Fallin is warning state agency heads to look for ways to save money amid more than $60 million in mandatory spending increases on health care and reports of lackluster collections to the state's general revenue fund.

Fallin said Monday the state will need to make up $60 million in federal matching funds next year for Oklahoma's Medicaid program as a result of an increase in the state's per-capita income.

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She says additional funding also will be needed to pay for an expected increased enrollment of Medicaid-eligible Oklahomans and for improvements to child-welfare programs at the Department of Human Services.

A report on November collections to the state's general revenue fund won't be released until next week, but early collections trail both the official estimate and prior year collections.

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