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Governor, legislators proud of session

Governor, legislators proud of session

They say balancing the budget was difficult during a rocky economy.

Tulsa World
By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Published: 5/30/2010 2:24 AM
Last Modified: 5/30/2010 4:07 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY
— Gov. Brad Henry and GOP legislative leaders were quick to praise the accomplishments of the 2010 session.

House Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, and Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, sat down with reporters following Friday's adjournment and listed their accomplishments, ranging from crafting a balanced budget to education reform to changes to the workers' compensation system.

"I am very proud of the budget," the governor said. "Under the circumstances, we crafted a responsible, balanced, bipartisan budget."

However, the 2010 legislative session was dominated by hot-button, politically charged issues, causing at least one senator to take issue... FULL ARTICLE

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