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Oklahoma lawmakers OK $23 million in mental health funds

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Legislation that appropriates $23.3 million to Oklahoma's mental health agency is headed to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk to be signed into law.

The measure received final approval in the state Senate on Wednesday.

It's the first measure to pass both chambers of the Legislature after six weeks of a special legislative session to fill a $215 million hole in the state budget created when the Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidated a $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee passed by lawmakers earlier this year.

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