Oklahoma House sends $6.8 billion spending plan to governor


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House adopted a $6.8 billion spending plan and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature Friday in the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, where lawmakers struggled to close a projected $878 million hole in next year's budget.

The House voted 57-42 for the general appropriations bill for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It then narrowly passed a $1.50 fee per pack of cigarettes that increases the cigarette tax to about $2.50 before adjourning the regular legislative session at 2:41 p.m.

The Senate, which approved the cigarette fee and spe...

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