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Oklahoma lawmakers OK budget fix, but new shortfall awaits


November 17, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican-controlled Senate agreed Friday to cobble together a budget through even deeper cuts to state services, rejecting GOP Gov. Mary Fallin's warning that the approach would set the state "up for failure."

After senators approved the spending plan 29-14, Fallin now faces a difficult dilemma on whether to sign or veto it.

She tried unsuccessfully to convince enough members of her party in the House to take up her cause of increasing taxes to keep government running, including a proposed increase in teacher pay. But a veto would mean a return to the vic...

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