Local & Regional
Thu May 24, 2012
House Okays Budget on Second Try
The Oklahoma House passes a $6.8 billion general appropriations bill to fund state government on a second try. It passed by just one vote. Today's first vote ended in failure.
The House voted 47-47 today for the annual budget bill, falling short of the 51 votes needed for passage. Democrats who opposed the bill for not putting enough funding into education teamed up with Republicans who thought the bill spent too much.