Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz on Monday released the Senate Republicans' plan to address the $215 million hole in the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget.
“This plan not only addresses the immediate need of $215 million for critical health care agencies that was struck down in court, but it also provides recurring revenue streams to help us address the long-term stability of the budget and prevent further cuts to core government services,” said Schulz, R-Altus.
The Oklahoma Senate Democratic caucus issued a statement today through their leader, Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, commenting on the special session of the Oklahoma Legislature scheduled to begin on Monday, September 25, 2017:
The Senate Democrats have spent the last several weeks meeting with those involved in the upcoming special session of the legislature as well as those affected by the decisions made in this special session.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz on Thursday commented on the ongoing work to reach a budget agreement in advance of next week's special session.read more.
“President David L. Boren’s distinguished tenure at the University of Oklahoma is an extension of his lifetime of selfless, tireless service to the State of Oklahoma. He will be the standard by which all future leaders of our great state and of this university will be measured.read more.
“The Senate Democrats have been clear all along: we need to approach a special session thoughtfully with real plans for recurring revenue.read more.
“The national debt just surpassed $20 trillion this week, and it is projected to increase by a trillion dollars a year for the next decade. This is just not sustainable,” said Bergstrom, R-Adair.read more.
“We have seen the probable cause affidavit that led the Oklahoma County District Attorney to file felony sexual battery charges against Senator Bryce Marlatt. These are serious charges which demand his prompt attention.read more.