Transparent process for budget negotiations

Series: Senate Review | Story 8

This past week has moved slowly with the 2024 Budget Summit negotiations between the governor, the House of Representatives leadership, and the Senate leadership. The transparent approach has allowed all to view these negotiations and to see how the citizens of Oklahoma’s tax money is projected to be spent.

On March 19, the Senate released its proposed budget in Senate Resolution 31, which was nearly three weeks before the House openly released its proposed numbers. As a result, budget negotiations stalled early on. Numbers from the Senate did not change even after the appropriations chair cha...


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