OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have given the director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation more power to set his top executives' salaries.
The bill that passed in the waning days of the legislative session also would have removed the salary caps for director salaries at the Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Teachers' Retirement System and State Banking Department.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite having strong GOP majorities backing her up in the House and Senate, Governor Mary Fallin ended this year's legislative session without the income tax cut she has championed.
Fallin entered the session with an ambitious plan to deeply slash the state's income tax.
However, Republicans in the Legislature started chipping away at the plan, first by balking at eliminating the numerous deductions and exemptions that were to be used to help offset the cost of the plan.
Some even began to wonder aloud if the time was right to cut taxes at all.