Stitt says he plans to veto key piece of state budget plan
May 10, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt said Monday he plans to veto a key piece of the Republican Legislature's budget plan, setting up a showdown with lawmakers of his own party who appear increasingly frustrated with the first-term governor.
Stitt announced at a press conference that he would veto two bills that temporarily divert about $111 million from going to various state pension funds in order to help ease cuts to public schools. The funds being diverted from the pension systems are additional payments the state has been making to improve their solvency, and the plan is to repay th...