House Approves Major Reforms, Sent to Senate

This week, House lawmakers completed the work of passing major reform proposals to the Senate. Our next task is to review Senate proposals in committee in the coming weeks. I want to start by announcing a supplemental funding agreement for schools and prisons. Legislators and Governor Mary Fallin have agreed on a plan to provide $57 million to K-12 schools and $27.5 million to the Department of Corrections to finish out this fiscal year. In order to make this happen, we took money from the state “rainy day” fund, which was created for emergencies such as this year’s automatic cuts that came after the revenue failure.

 

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