The Oklahoma Board of Equalization last week approved a new state revenue estimate for fiscal 2013 that totals $6.6 billion, which represents an increase of $47 million from the December estimate and is $168 million higher than in fiscal 2012.

The revised estimate gives the Legislature the authority to appropriate $5.93 billion from the general fund for the fiscal year budget that begins July 1, which is an increase from $5.45 billion in fiscal 2012.

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