Alva Review-Courier -

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-...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021