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Fallin: Vetos ‘Worked’

Oklahoma governor says her vetoes stimulated Legislature into action
by Randy Ellis and Rick Green

A pay raise for state workers, additional money for schools, a new retirement system, a revised oil tax and a plan to fix the crumbling state Capitol.

These were some of a flurry of measures that gained approval in the final days of the four-month session of the Oklahoma Legislature, which began Feb. 3 and ended Friday, a week ahead of the constitutionally required conclusion.

On April 29, Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed 15 state House bills, saying she wanted to send the Legislature a message: It’s time to “step it up” and deal with serious issues.

“I think it worked,” Fallin said Friday.

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