Hopes are perhaps higher than ever that the Oklahoma Legislature can end its special session - meeting intermittently since Sept. 25 - with the budget bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.However, one local senator believes House Bill 1019 has a coin-flip chance in the Senate. "It hits the [Senate] floor on Friday and there is a lot of heavy lobbying," said State Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee.
After several weeks of paralyzation, there was movement by the Oklahoma Legislature this week during its special session, including passage of a budget by the House of Representatives that accounts for the loss of $215 million after a cigarette tax was ruled unconstitutional.House Bill 1019 squeaked through committee by votes of 17-13 in the House and 7-5 in the Senate. It then hurdled the House by a 56-38 margin. Revolving funds, Rainy Day Fund monies, and carryover assets are raided.
During a short meeting of the Tahlequah Industrial Authority on Wednesday, members took no action on the memorandum of understanding between the TIA and the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce concerning compensation for the Chamber director.The MOU was approved in 2015 with the hiring of Bree Long, and the TIA agreed to provide $25,008 in annual compensation in exchange for the Chamber director spending roughly a third of her time in the capacity of TIA executive director.
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