Fallin Gets Very Little Out Of Legislators
Ponca City Now - June 5, 2016 12:03 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Knowing this year’s legislative session would be tumultuous with a giant hole in the budget, Gov. Mary Fallin challenged lawmakers at the start of session to make structural improvements to the budget and put new, stable sources of revenue on the table. She pushed for bold proposals like a teacher pay raise, a tax on cigarettes, school district consolidation, and modernizing the sales tax code. But when the gavel fell on the 2016 session last week, Fallin got very little of what she requested.