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Lawmakers mull timing of special session

Lawmakers mull timing of special session

The Journal Record
December 1, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY – State lawmakers remain undecided on a special legislative session, a spokesman for the governor’s chief budget negotiator said Monday.

Deputy Treasurer Tim Allen said state Treasurer Scott Meacham, Gov. Brad Henry and legislative leaders were still talking about the possibility of meeting in late December or early January to develop a fix for what could become a $1 billion hole in the state’s checkbook.

“The special session is still only a possibility,” Allen said. “If there were to be a special session, it wouldn’t be until after the Dec. 21 Board of Equalization meeting.”

Earlier in November, Henry said budget decisions would hinge on the official estimate developed by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.... FULL ARTICLE

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