Oklahoma governor formally calls special session for budget
September 15, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As promised, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is calling lawmakers to the state Capitol for a special legislative session to fill a $215 million state budget shortfall after the state Supreme Court overturned a $1.50 per pack fee on cigarettes.
Fallin issued an executive order Friday to convene a special session Sept. 25 to address the shortfall and develop what she called long-term solutions to make state government more efficient and fund a pay raise for public school teachers. Fallin notified lawmakers last week of plans to call the session.
Fallin says she's also given l...