Budget bills debated, Newton health bills signed

Series: Carls Capitol Comments | Story 11

The 59th Legislature adjourned sine die May 30, a day before the Oklahoma Constitution required. I have to admit, I was a little concerned this year that we'd have to go into special session to accomplish a balanced budget, but we were able to approve it in time.

With a budget agreement reached between the House, Senate and the governor the week prior, the last week of session was devoted to passing individual budget bills in the Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget and on the floors of each legislative chamber. Some of the bills faced questions in committee and debate on the floor. This...


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