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Oklahoma lawmakers enter session’s last week

Oklahoma lawmakers enter session’s last week


Published: May 24, 2010

Completing the state budget will be at the top of Oklahoma lawmakers’ agenda when they return to the state Capitol today for the last week of the 2010 regular legislative session.

But a variety of other legislation also awaits action, including a workers’ compensation measure being pushed by leading Republicans that would make sweeping changes to the state’s system for compensating residents hurt on the job.

A week after adopting a $6.68 billion appropriations bill for the fiscal year that begins July 1, members of the House and Senate still must pass budget limitation bills that set spending limits for dozens of state agencies by Friday, when the state Constitution requires the Legislature to adjourn at 5 p.m.

Lawmakers are also expected to consider revenue enhancement measures that would suspend or eliminate tax credits and other tax breaks to help balance the budget and provide additional revenue for state services... FULL ARTICLE


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