While the governor has not called a special session, concerns have been raised largely about two revenue-raising bills, both passed in the final week and key to the state’s $6.8 billion budget

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Legislators and attendees of the public House Budget Meeting listen to David Hall speak on the funding in Oklahoma. Hall is an Oklahoma resident who aged out of the foster system. (Cara Johnson)

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session on the heels of the state Supreme Court reviewing legal challenges on revenue bills.

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Chicken-Fried News: Ideal budget

The governor said the not ideal budget bill was not ideal days before it passed, and other lawmakers agreed.

From left, Dr. Mickey Hepner, UCO, State Auditor Gary Jones, State Representitive Scott Inman, and State Senator Clark Jolley, talk in front of the stage before the start of the Annual State Budget Summit held at the Will Rogers Center, 1-28-16.  (Mark Hancock)

Lawmakers continue work to lessen Oklahoma budget woes

Oklahoma lawmakers try to find solutions to fix the state budget crisis.

Brent Bushey, director for the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center.  mh

Senate Bill 782 would expand charter school availability statewide

If Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Senate Bill 782, school districts outside Oklahoma City and Tulsa could open charter schools.

Shannon elected speaker-designate

T.W. Shannon, a Lawton Republican first elected in 2006 and an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation, was elected by the caucus as House speaker-designate, meaning that if House Republicans maintain a majority after the 2012 elections, Shannon will be next in line to replace term-limited Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee. Shannon, 33, will not only

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