Concern grows at the capitol over lack of plan following budget veto

Concern grows at the capitol over lack of plan following budget veto

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO)- After Governor Mary Fallin vetoed most of a budget plan to fill Oklahoma's $215-million budget shortfall, lawmakers are unsure what their next move will be. This comes after a nearly two-month special session.

The budget will provide funding for three health agencies, but leaves a $110-million shortfall. Now questions remain about whether the move was constitutional, and lawmakers say they haven't heard anything about a new special session.

"Without any notice, we were not notified ahead of time, the governor vetoed the budget that was sent to her… I have not been contacted by the governors' office with any indication of when that will be. And, to my knowledge, no one in-house leadership has been," said Representative Jon Echols.

The Majority Floor Leader also said the Governor transferred $50-million from the Department of Roads and Bridges to the Department of Health. That's after the legislature gave the Department of Health another $30-million to cover misappropriated funds.

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