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First step: Budget agreement only the beginning

First step: Budget agreement only the beginning


The Oklahoman Editorial

Published: January 28, 2010

Gov. Brad Henry and Republican leaders announced a budget agreement Tuesday to get through the remainder of this fiscal year. Henry, House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee are to be commended for their serious, thoughtful approach to this very serious issue.

As some members on both sides of the aisle sought to make political hay by carping about the effects of budget cuts, the governor and legislative brass put a little bipartisanship on display by hammering out a budget plan several days before the Legislature convenes next week. The hope is that the plan will be approved within two or three weeks... FULL ARTICLE

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