Budget woes bring Oklahoma lawmakers back to state Capitol
July 30, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of the Oklahoma House plan to return to the state Capitol for a series of mid-summer budget meetings where Republicans and Democrats will use different strategies to find a way to achieve a stable state budget.
Democrats want contingency plans in place in case hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue approved by the Legislature last spring is invalidated by the Supreme Court. Lawsuits claim the revenue measures, adopted during a prolonged downturn in oil and natural gas production revenue, violate a constitutional prohibition against passing revenue-rais...