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"Oklahoma's Financial Picture" was first aired on Sunday March 9th 2003. Our Guest was Scott Meacham, Director, Office of State Finance.

Our topics included:
  1. What's up with Oklahoma finances - how bad is it?
  2. How bad is it going to get?
  3. What is the current budget deficit information?
  4. Each month it seems to be getting worse - Just how bad is it?
  5. Why is it this way? - What sources of revenue are down and why?
  6. What is the expectation?
  7. Oklahoma's balanced budget requirement
  8. How will the budget shortfall affect public safety?
  9. District attorney's offices and courts in general
  10. View from rural Oklahoma
  11. Joint project of Office of State Finance and Department of the Commerce:
  12. Clinton was included; Agriculture is weak
  13. People are leaving; Wealth is leaving
  14. Where will we be three years from now?
  15. This budget deficit is much worse than the Penn Square oil bust of the early to mid-80's
  16. The revenue shortfall is considerably larger - Time will tell.
  17. This is our 100th Show!

Kent Meyers, Mick Cornett, Scott Meacham