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State's revenue outlook brightens

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)  State finance officials say collections by Oklahoma's largest operating fund so far this fiscal year are almost 13 percent higher than the same period last year.

But Denise Northrup, director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, said Wednesday the state's coffers have not fully recovered from a prolonged slump in energy prices.

Collections by the general revenue fund during the first seven months of the fiscal year that began July 1 were $3.3 billion, which is $369 million or 12.7 percent over the same period in the previous year.

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