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Budget talks progressing between Oklahoma lawmakers, governor

Budget talks progressing between Oklahoma lawmakers, governor

Oklahomas governor and legislative leaders are said to be trying to close the last little gap.



Published: May 12, 2010

Budget negotiators continuing to work while tornado warning sirens wailed could be an indicator they are making progress, and an agreement for the state’s 2011 fiscal year budget could be hammered out this week.

Long discussions "almost around the clock” have been held concerning the budget the past few days, with Democratic Gov. Brad Henry and Republican legislative leaders exchanging proposals and counterproposals, said state Treasurer Scott Meacham, the governor’s chief budget adviser.

Meacham said Tuesday that Henry, House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee continued to meet late in the day Monday despite tornado warnings being sounded outside the state Capitol.
Budget talks resumed Tuesday evening...FULL ARTICLE


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