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Oklahoma governor vetoes key parts of legislative budget


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he vetoed several key pieces of a legislative budget deal, setting up a showdown with fellow Republicans in the Legislature who are expected to try and override him.

Stitt told reporters at a press conference that he and his staff were left out of budget negotiations with lawmakers and that he disagreed with some of its big-ticket items. He said he planned to call lawmakers back for a special session next month to address his priorities, which include eliminating the state sales tax on groceries and reducing the state's top indi...

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