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.
The governor said the not ideal budget bill was not ideal days before it passed, and other lawmakers agreed.
Oklahoma lawmakers try to find solutions to fix the state budget crisis.
Rep. Scott Inman said tax cuts and credits are partly to blame for the state’s current budget crisis.
If Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Senate Bill 782, school districts outside Oklahoma City and Tulsa could open charter schools.
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister focuses on students and completes her cabinet after a few months on the job.
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…