For Immediate Release: March 19, 2007
House Speaker Lance Cargill, Pres. Pro Tem Mike Morgan and Co-Pres.
Glenn Coffee discuss the budget agreement Monday at the State
Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan Accord on Budget, Tax
Cuts, Other Issues
The leaders of the Oklahoma
Senate and House of Representatives announced that legislators
have reached a historic, bipartisan agreement on a wide range
of budget and tax issues.
The accord includes supplemental funding for education
and the Department of Corrections, a package of tax cuts, and
a general appropriations bill to fund state agencies in FY 2008.
House Speaker Lance Cargill (R-Harrah), Senate
President Pro Tem Mike Morgan (D-Stillwater), and Senate Co-President
Pro Tem Glenn Coffee (R-Oklahoma City) issued the following
joint statement regarding the budget agreement:
“This agreement is the result of a positive
process and a renewed spirit of bipartisanship at the State
Capitol. It meets the April 1 Fund Education First deadline
for the first time, and also represents one of the earliest
agreements in history on funding for a comprehensive state budget.
As legislative leaders, we are very proud of all the diligence,
professionalism, and responsibility displayed by our fellow
legislators that made this historic agreement possible.”
For more information contact:
Senator Morgan's Office: (405) 521-5605
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5654
Rep. Cargill's Office: (405) 962-7679