OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Completing the state budget will be at the
top of the agenda when Oklahoma lawmakers return to the state
Capitol for the last week of the 2010 regular legislative session.
But a variety of other legislation also awaits action in the
Legislature's final week. They include a workers' compensation bill
that is among the top priorities of Republican legislative leaders
that would make sweeping changes to how Oklahomans are compensated
when they are hurt on the job.
Members of the House and Senate must still set spending limits
for dozens of state agencies for the upcoming fiscal year by
Friday. That's when the state Constitution requires the Legislature
Lawmakers are also expected to consider suspending tax credits
to help balance the state budget.