Oklahoma Legislature has unfinished business in final week

Ponca City Now - May 23, 2016 10:03 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – State lawmakers are entering the final week of the 2016 Oklahoma Legislature session with a catalog of unfinished business.

They will tackle a to-do list Monday that includes measures to allow most adults to openly carry guns without a license or background checks, a ballot measure to expand beer and wine sales in the state, a proposal to raise teacher salaries, a $125 million bond issue to repair and renovate Oklahoma’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol and a possible attempt to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of a bill that would essentially ban abortion in the state.

But nothing on lawmakers’ agenda is more crucial than finalizing the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

The Legislature is constitutionally required to adjourn by 5 p.m. Friday.

 

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