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February 25, 2013

How automatic budget cuts could affect state

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

Employment:

— Job Search Assistance to Help those in Oklahoma find Employment and Training will lose about $339,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 12,080 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

— Up to 500 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Health:

— About 1,490 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $102,000.

— Oklahoma will lose approximately $358,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

— Oklahoma will lose about $880,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 800 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs.

— The Oklahoma State Department of Health will lose about $98,000 resulting in around 2,400 fewer HIV tests.

— Oklahoma could lose approximately $298,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

Law Enforcement:

— Oklahoma could lose up to $74,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 300 fewer victims being served.

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