• Gov. Fallin: Oklahoma lawmakers should consider changing the law to pass budget bill

    By: Rick Maranon


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Governor Mary Fallin says Oklahoma lawmakers should consider changing the law in order to pass a budget bill.
    • Current law requires 3/4 of Oklahoma representatives to approve any revenue-raising measures.
    • Fallin suggested that the threshold be lowered to 2/3 or even as low as 60 votes in order for the state to avoid future budget crises.
    • She said that lawmakers should allow people to vote on a possible modification of the law.
    • Fallin said the current special session over the budget is the first time the threshold law has been put to the test, and she believes it has failed.

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