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Gov Fallin implores house to vote in favor of budget bill

Governor Mary Fallin (Source State of Oklahoma) Governor Mary Fallin (Source State of Oklahoma)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO)- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is praising lawmakers for sending along a major budget bill for a full vote by the House.

The House Budget Committee approved the bill, which raises taxes on cigarettes, alcohol and gas production. The bill aims to close the state's $215-million budget hole, as well as raise teacher pay.

Fallin tasked the full House to do their duty, saying in part:

"I'm imploring Republican and Democratic House members to vote for this measure when it comes to a floor vote so that we help fill our budget hole for the current fiscal year as well as put Oklahoma on a more stable budget path."

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