For Immediate Release: March 27, 2007
Morgan Comments on Henry’s Line Item Veto of Department
of Corrections Audit
disappointed the Governor has chosen to veto this portion of
the budget that directly affects the public safety of our citizens.
“It’s become quite evident with the funding crisis
the Department of Corrections faces year after year, we needed
to take a different approach to the way we address this item
in the budget.
“When Speaker Cargill came to the table with this innovative
idea to thoroughly examine the Department of Corrections I believed
it could help facilitate a difficult dialogue that lawmakers
often shy away from for political reasons, and therefore agreed
to include it as part of the budget agreement.
“I continue to be hopeful that as Governor Henry examines
the overall budget, he will like what he sees and will decide
to sign the GA bill into law so we can continue to offer the
great citizens of Oklahoma the services they pay for with their
hard-earned tax dollars.”
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