DALLAS — Recent increases in monthly revenue collections will mean Oklahoma lawmakers won’t face a shortfall when they convene in January, but little growth is expected in next year’s budget.

Fiscal 2012 revenues are expected to exceed fiscal 2011 numbers by slightly more than $500 million. For various reasons, including the use of one-time revenues to balance the current $6.5 billion general fund budget, the increase in available funds will be about $161 million, the Oklahoma Policy Institute said in a new report.

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