Rolling Coverage: Lawmakers’ Responses to Threatened Teacher Strike

A threatened teacher walkout in early April casts a shadow over the legislative session and could disrupt the lives of parents, children and many others. Oklahoma Watch reached out to the 35 representatives who voted against Step Up Oklahoma. Here’s what the 17 who responded said about their votes and the potential strike.

Challenges Persist After Fallin’s Budget Veto

Lawmakers will likely return to the State Capitol sooner than expected after Gov. Mary Fallin’s shocking veto of most of a budget bill approved by the Legislature only hours earlier. GOP leaders condemned the veto; Fallin’s office hasn’t fired back.

House Approves Plan to Use Broad Cuts, One-Time Savings to Fill Budget Hole

A new budget plan approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday would cut millions of dollars from dozens of state agencies and use one-time savings to bridge the state’s $215 million budget gap. It is expected to be heard in the Senate later this week. Read this agency-by-agency breakdown to see who’s cut how much.