Okla. governor vetoes 5 bills, signs 2 others

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Governor Mary Fallin has vetoed five bills, including one that would have allowed state workers to cash in their unused leave.

Fallin delivered the vetoes late Wednesday. She signed two other measures into law.

In her veto message, Fallin said annual leave encourages a healthy work-life balance and that the bill "transforms leave time into a commodity."

She also vetoed bills dealing with the transfer of prisoners in need of medical treatment, procedures for initiative petitions, the creation of the Oklahoma Construction Registry Act, and a measure that exempts some students from end-of-instruction exams.

She signed a bill requiring divorcing couples with children to attend an educational program and another that exempts the sale of gold, silver and other precious metals from sales taxes.

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