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2nd round of cuts canceled after finding $43M

Posted at 2:51 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 15:51:51-05

The Oklahoma State Department of Education says a second round of budgetary cuts will be canceled, thanks to additional funds found in the state's 1017 fund.

State budgeters found an additional $43 million in the fund, which is designed to fund public education through a series of sales taxes, including taxes on cigarettes and gambling. The money would free up $19 million for schools immediately.

RELATED: Oklahoma Legislature faces steep budget challenges in 2016 | Tulsa Public Schools announces $2.1 million reduction in budget for upcoming year | 

Local experts say the $19 million won't stop future cuts from happening. 

Our crews are still gathering more information, check back here for updates. 

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