December 7, 2017

STATEMENT: House Speaker McCall Responds to Governor’s Call for Second Special Session

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall (R-Atoka) issued the following statement after Gov. Mary Fallin today called the Legislature back into special session on December 18.

“We are in this situation because the governor vetoed a compromise bill that would have funded our healthcare programs through the fiscal year without cutting those vital services. Her veto has put those healthcare programs that Oklahomans rely on in a very precarious position and created uncertainty for healthcare providers and citizens. Had she signed the bill, as she promised the House and Senate she would do, these additional revenue issues could have been addressed during the upcoming regular session.

“Once again, the governor has called us back into special session without a plan in place, which means more taxpayer dollars will be wasted. This additional special session could have been avoided if the governor had kept her word.”

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