Co-Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee
Senator Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher
State Capitol Room 417-B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 13, 2008
Sen. Mike Johnson
Senate Appropriations Co-Chair Says DOC Funding Among Top Priorities
State Senator Mike
Johnson, R-Kingfisher and co-chairman of the Senate Appropriations
Committee, said fully funding the Department of Corrections will
remain a top budget priority in the 2008 legislative session despite
a new Tax Commission estimate that revenues will be lower than originally
“The MGT performance audit was very clear that the Legislature
must end the budget practice created by former Democrat Senator
Cal Hobson that deliberately under-funded prisons every year and
made DOC come begging for supplemental funding,” Johnson said.
“A tighter budget means that spending proposals must be prioritized.
Senate Republicans are committed to fully funding DOC now and in
the future. Protecting the public safety must be priority one for
government, even in a tight budget year,” he said.
For more information contact:
Senator Mike Johnson's Office: (405) 521-5592