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Parks and Recreation Part 2

On today’s podcast we continue our Parks and Rec series by sitting down with Leslie Blair, the public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. The Department of Tourism made news earlier in March when it was said that, in a worst-case scenario, they could be looking at a potential 14.5 percent budget cut which equates to $2.5 million. The agency has been cut 38 percent since 2009. It has been reported that the cuts could, hypothetically, result in the closure of 16 state parks, a nine-hole state golf course, 80 full-time employees, the Oklahoma Today magazine and the Miami Travel Information Center. It is important to remember that budget negotiations are ongoing and these cuts and closure are not set in stone. In this podcast we discuss the budget situation’s impact on state agencies, the state of Oklahoma’s park’s system and more.

 

If you haven’t heard part one Check it out Here!

 

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