Bonds Pass Oklahoma Senate, But House Changes Loom

Watts, Jim
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/24/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32077, p4
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The article reports that Democratic Governor Brad Henry's $500-million higher education bond proposal won unanimous approval from the Democratic-controlled Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday, but now faces major revisions in the Republican-dominated House. Twenty-six of the 48 state senators are Democrats, but the Republicans bold a 57-to- 44 edge in the House for their first majority since the 1921-22 session. The Senate has been in Democratic hands since Oklahoma became a state in 1907. SB 745, the governor's bond proposal, passed the 48-member Senate by a 47-0 vote on Tuesday.


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