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Governor Brad Henry calls legislative session difficult (VIDEO & ARTICLE)

Governor Brad Henry calls legislative session difficult (VIDEO & ARTICLE)

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Gov. Brad Henry kept budget talks on track and vetoed measures dealing with guns, abortion and the national health care system.

NewsOK
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT
Published: May 31, 2010

Gov. Brad Henry's last legislative session was among his most challenging, as he worked to keep budget talks on track and vetoed legislation that he thought went too far against the federal government and individual rights.

Talks to produce a $6.7 billion budget for the 2011 fiscal year almost broke down at least two times in the past month.

House Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, confirmed Friday after this year's session adjourned that he and Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, had scheduled a news conference May 19 to announce budget talks were at an impasse.

Had that occurred, a special session in June would have seemed likely to finish working on the 2011 fiscal year budget, which starts July 1... FULL ARTICLE



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