Fallin: Oklahoma Budget Should be Legislature's Top Priority
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 should be the Legislature's top priority, and she wants lawmakers to closely examine tax credits and other policies that drain available revenue.
Fallin made the comments Wednesday during a speech to reporters and editors at The Associated Press' annual legislative forum.
Fallin also gave some hints on policies she would endorse for the session that begins on Monday, including a ban on texting while driving in Oklahoma.
The governor declined to comment on several anti-gay bills that have been introduced this year, and wouldn't say whether she thought businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people.
Fallin also endorsed a proposal to have a budget-only legislative session every other year.