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Oklahoma budget negotiations heat up

Oklahoma budget negotiations heat up

NewsOK.com
by CARMEN FORMAN
Updated: Tue, May 14, 2019 1:16 AM

The Oklahoma Senate is the odd man out in state budget negotiations.

Gov. Kevin Stitt and House Speaker Charles McCall agree on a spending plan for fiscal year 2020, but Senate Republicans have introduced their own spending plan that mainly differs on funding for education and pay raises for state employees.

The clash on how to spend the state’s $600 million budget surplus indicates Stitt and legislative leaders have more negotiations ahead as they try to reach a budget agreement before the Legislature adjourns at the end of the month.

But as Stitt and House leadership clash with Senate leadership on spending priorities, both sides revealed more details Monday about what might be included in the final state budget... FULL ARTICLE

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