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Oklahoma Legislature has special session; no deal reached


September 24, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature returned to the Capitol Monday for the start of a special legislative session to address a $215 million shortfall in the state budget, but have not yet reached a deal on exactly how to plug the revenue gap.

Members of the House and Senate met briefly to formally hear bills, and the House seated two new Democratic members elected in special elections over the summer.

Gov. Mary Fallin called for the special session after the state Supreme Court overturned a $1.50-per-pack "fee" on cigarettes as unconstitutional because it didn't receive a three-...

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