Oklahoma governor vetoes budget bills, sets up showdown
May 13, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed several key budget bills on Wednesday, setting up a showdown with lawmakers in his own party who said they will attempt to override him.
Stitt vetoed three bills that combined generate about $290 million of the Legislature's $7.7 billion spending plan. Two of the bills temporarily divert payments to the state's public pension systems and a third shifts money from a fund for road and bridge improvements.
Diverting revenue from the pension funds to fund state operating costs "may negatively impact the state's bond rating, which would inf...