Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Fallin threatens session til Christmas, will veto "draconian cuts"

In comments to the media after the failure of HB1054X (the $450M tax hike measure), Gov. Fallin said that she would veto any bills with "draconian cuts" to state agencies, and threatened to keep the Legislature in special session until Christmas if they don't bend to her wishes.

From Oklahoma Watch reporter Trevor Brown:

No word on exactly what counts as "draconian". With the funding measures already passed by the House, I believe the across-the-board cuts would be between 2% and 4% - hardly a catastrophic sum across the breadth of Oklahoma state government.


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