OKLAHOMA: Lawmakers Come Up Empty

Watts, Jim
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/6/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32396, p39
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The article reports that the Oklahoma Legislature has ended its 2006 regular session without establishing a budget agreement for the 2007 fiscal year. According to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, the failure of the lawmakers to establish a budget agreement will ensure a special session in June 2006. He predicted that the Legislature could return in a special session on June 12, 2006.


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