The independent commission gave both chambers a bit of tough news, today. They decided to cut the pay of each of them by 8.8%, beginning their next term. With any luck we'll have some complaints from the legislators when their cars need to be to be replaced and they get hit with an extra $1000 tax just to register that new car.
Last week the Governor had threatened to call them back, but I think we'd see a veto override of this new budget if she does do that.
These legislators were not paid additional income for their work in the past 8 weeks. They only got reimbursement for travel and lodging.
If you think the House is pressuring the Senate, you're right. But the Senate pulled the same maneuver last Spring. Payback can really bite.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...