A balanced budget: our most important job
May 15, 2022
At this point in the legislative session, we still have a lot to do and not a lot of time left. Oklahoma’s Constitution says we must adjourn the legislative session by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May. This year, the last Friday in May is the 27th, so we only have a couple of weeks to conclude our work.
The most important job for the Legislature is to write and pass a balanced budget. While that may not sound as interesting as some of the bills we debate and vote on, ultimately, the budget impacts every single person in our state. Whether we’re talking about transportation, public safe...