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Sen. Taylor on Keating Budget Vetoes

Statement by Senator Stratton Taylor
Senate President Pro Tempore

"I'm pleased that Governor Keating signed the supplemental appropriations, but it is disappointing that it took him so long to recognize the importance of the emergencies. If he had just exercised some leadership in this process, the supplemental measures would have been approved two weeks ago. There would have been no need to send out cut-off letters to
thousands of health care recipients across the state or delay other emergency funding actions."

"Instead of leading as he was elected to do, he sat on the sidelines and let House Minority Leader Fred Morgan act as de facto governor and set the state budget agenda. I think Oklahoma voters expect more from the person they elected as their governor."

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Senate Communications Division - (405) 521-5605