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November 17, 2009 (30:00)

OSU Economists are out with their expectations for the states economy. The experts say Oklahoma should not expect to see benefits from a recovery until at least 2012. Despite higher oil and natural gas prices, unemployment is expected to remain high until then. The state School Board is asking the governor to immediately access the Rainy Day Fund to cover the ongoing shortfall for state schools. The board also approved a funding request for the next fiscal year that is more than $225-million dollars above their current budget. Oklahoma is now receiving a failing grade in the annual March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. One in eight babies in the state is born prematurely. State Health officials have announced the swine flu vaccine is now available to all Oklahomans. 90,000 doses of the vaccine are expected in the state this week.

Originally broadcast on November 17, 2009