Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry said last week that a special session of the Legislature may be needed in January to implement his budget-balancing plan, which calls for more reliable revenue estimates, public hearings on spending cuts, and use of the state’s $599 million rainy-day fund.

Henry said the size and scope of budget cuts will be determined by the official revenue estimate next month by the State Board of Equalization, which will meet Dec. 21.

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