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Oklahoma DA's hurting from budget crunch

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma's district attorneys are feeling the effects of the state's budget shortfall.

Half of their funding comes from other sources such as bogus check programs and grants.

Even so, some D-A's in Oklahoma are filing their own paperwork and answering phones.

And some prosecutors are prioritizing cases. They say cases such as nonviolent property crimes may get passed over at least for a while.

An official with the District Attorney's Council says at least three districts have implemented across-the-board salary cuts. Three others have adopted a furlough program.

One of those is DA Mitch Sperry, whose district includes Carter Johnston, Murray, Marshall and Love counties.

Sperry has chosen to furlough all employees one day a month until June.
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