Carl's Capitol Comments

All eyes on the budget bills


All focus is on the state budget this week. All parties have been involved in the discussion at this point, and while we're not in total agreement, we are close.

We anticipate budget bills will be heard in our Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget this week and then will be heard on the floors of each legislative chamber.

While I can't give many specifics of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget at this time, I can say we anticipate giving our Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers a well-deserved raise. It's been seven years since their last pay raise. We're trying to make trooper salaries competit...

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