The Oklahoma State Senate concluded official business Wednesday, one day before the required deadline to hear all Senate bills that had passed committee. Constitutionally, the Senate or House must receive approval from the opposite chamber in order to adjourn from legislative business early.
I want to thank members of the Senate and staff for working so hard and efficiently this week. Thanks also to the House for allowing us to adjourn legislative business one day early and save taxpayer money. In these difficult times every dollar counts, we will continue to lead by example and find ways to trim our budget at every turn. Closing legislative business one day early this week will result in a savings of $5,000. This is real money, it belongs to Oklahomans, and we are working as hard and efficiently as we can to do our part and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, said President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa.