Gov. says special legislative session possible

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Governor Mary Fallin says a special legislative session is possible to address lawsuit reform and other issues.

The Tulsa World reports that Fallin said during a speech Friday to the Tulsa Regional Chamber that she has spoken with House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman about a possible special session.

The state Supreme Court in June ruled that a 2009 bill on civil lawsuits violated the state Constitution's prohibition against bills containing more than one subject.

Fallin also said there may be other issues to address - such as a pending legal challenge to a law that combines a state income tax cut with funding for repairs to the Capitol building. The challenge also alleges that the bill contains more than one subject.

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