Oklahoma Lawmakers Urge to Cut State Funding for Nonprofits
Lawmakers in Oklahoma want nonprofits, such as the annual Red Earth Day Festival on the chopping block when it comes to state funding.
State Representatives Sally Kern and Paul Wesselhoft have sent a letter to Governor Mary Fallin asking that funding be cut off as soon as possible.
More than 40 Oklahoma nonprofits are slated to receive money through appropriations by several state agencies.
Representative Kern says the nonprofits are not basic functions of state government.
“I could sit here and name you just off the top of my head five nonprofits that aren’t getting a dime from the government. So why is, well, why is the government choosing winners and losers, or who is going to get some of this money?” says Sally Kern, Republican Oklahoma State Representative, District 84.