Four Weeks into the Session, a Closer Look at Where Things Stand

At the one-quarter mark of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers have a number of unresolved issues — chiefly the $878 million budget gap for next fiscal year. But many Republicans want to look at possible spending and tax-break cuts before they decide on revenue-raising ideas.

Time to Panic? Policymakers, Public Divided on ‘Dire’ Budget Warnings

Gov. Mary Fallin and supporters argue that politically unpopular decisions are needed to fix a grim budget situation. Republican legislative leaders are downplaying the idea that they must either raise taxes or slash core government services. A new poll shows the public is similarly divided.