2018 Legislative Session Begins With Opportunities to Solve Budget Problems Early

The 2018 regular legislative session has arrived, and lawmakers at the Capitol are preparing for an intense, four-month sprint as we deal with more than 2,000 bills and craft a state budget in a relatively limited amount of time.

Gov. Mary Fallin opened the session with her annual “State-ofthe- State” address, calling on lawmakers to find recurring revenue to stabilize our state budget, pass meaningful criminal justice reform measures that would reduce our over-populated prison system and constrain costs and enact real reforms in state government that eliminate waste, increase oversight and accountability and streamline our government structure.


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