Newton's Capitol Notes

How a bill gets passed into law


February 12, 2017

Session officially kicked off this past week with Gov. Mary Fallin's State of the State address on Monday.

She outlined her budget goals for the upcoming fiscal year and told the Legislature what she'd like to see happen with agencies' budget requests. It's important to remember that Gov. Fallin's requests don't always align with those of the Legislature's. The next several months will include lots of negotiating to arrive at the final budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

In addition to the budget, lawmakers will also look over hundreds of House and Senate bills. On the House side, most lawmakers c...

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