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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2007

House Speaker Lance Cargill, Pres. Pro Tem Mike Morgan and Co-Pres. Pro Tem Glenn Coffee discuss the budget agreement Monday at the State Capitol.
House Speaker Lance Cargill, Pres. Pro Tem Mike Morgan and Co-Pres. Pro Tem
Glenn Coffee discuss the budget agreement Monday at the State Capitol.

Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan Accord on Budget, Tax Cuts, Other Issues

The leaders of the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives announced that legislators have reached a historic, bipartisan agreement on a wide range of budget and tax issues.

The accord includes supplemental funding for education and the Department of Corrections, a package of tax cuts, and a general appropriations bill to fund state agencies in FY 2008.

House Speaker Lance Cargill (R-Harrah), Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan (D-Stillwater), and Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee (R-Oklahoma City) issued the following joint statement regarding the budget agreement:

“This agreement is the result of a positive process and a renewed spirit of bipartisanship at the State Capitol. It meets the April 1 Fund Education First deadline for the first time, and also represents one of the earliest agreements in history on funding for a comprehensive state budget. As legislative leaders, we are very proud of all the diligence, professionalism, and responsibility displayed by our fellow legislators that made this historic agreement possible.”

For more information contact:
Senator Morgan's Office: (405) 521-5605
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5654
Rep. Cargill's Office:  (405) 962-7679

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