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OETA Asks for More Money

Filed by Michael Cross in Education, Local News, News, Politics.
January 28, 2013

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Oklahoma’s statewide public television is asking the legislature for more than two million more dollars to be appropriated to the agency.

The request comes at a time when lawmakers want to end all funding for OETA.

OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel formerly with Rogers State Public Television spoke to lawmakers who might be taking up legislation this year to end funding for the station.

Schiedel says he hopes to move the conversation away from just gutting the network altogether.

“I think it’s how do we do a better job at supporting OETA for future, but again looking at reducing if not doing away with state support for the network.”

OETA officials say they want more money for a statewide satellite distribution, more legislative coverage and increased employee benefits.

One House bill this year would eliminate funding for OETA while a Senate bill would move the agency under Higher Education.


One Response to “OETA Asks for More Money”

  1. yokaiakito says:

    The Oklahoma focused programming that OETA provides is simply amazing! There is no other place that we can get such intense and in-depth information on our state.

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