Oklahoma House Republicans mulling return to special session
October 4, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of the Oklahoma House are planning to return to the state Capitol Monday to resume a special session if they can finalize a deal to plug an estimated $215 million hole in the state budget.
House Majority Floor Jon Echols emailed members on Tuesday, checking their availability to meet at 1 p.m. Monday.
The House recessed last week when it became apparent there weren't enough votes to support a $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax to help close the budget gap.
Echols said at the time GOP members would continue negotiating ways to fix the budget, but wouldn't be reimburs...