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Murdock's minutes


0According to Oklahoma’s Constitution, the Legislature must complete all work on the state budget and policy issues to be concluded by no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May – this year the deadline was May 25. This year we fulfilled those responsibilities three weeks before that deadline, and adjourned the concurrent special session focusing on education in mid-April.

There were tremendous challenges to meet, but ultimately, we succeeded in passing the largest teacher pay increase in our state’s history. We also succeeded in funding a pay raise for our hard-working state emp...

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