Will the Legislature Override a Budget Veto? We will see. But the governor decided to cut up the several dozen sections and create a partial bill, which she signed as partially meeting her own objectives.
This much is clear; she doesn't care how much further debt she creates by these special sessions. A new special session is likely to result in a similar budget which she can either sign or veto.
We have not had this degree of disconnect with an Oklahoma governor since Henry Bellmon's last year in office(1990). The hostage crisis continues for every agency and every Oklahoman who cares about the bond rating which Oklahoma may be penalized with, because of the instability of our process.
At some point, talk of incompetence will arise and with it will come a growing call for an Article 8 action from our House Speaker. We cannot sustain this display of obstinacy into another year of budget making. These hissy-fits must be called out by real leaders.
David Van Risseghem is the Publisher of SoonerPolitics.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...