Oklahoma Policy Institute has released its 2010 Oklahoma Legislative and Budget Process Overview. Anyone with an interest in state politics should download the overview for basic reference information.
It includes detailed descriptions of the legislative and executive branches of government and explains how bills are passed. OK Policy, a think tank based in Tulsa, should be commended for compiling the information. It’s an invaluable document.
The state provides a full listing of pending legislation. It’s often worth it to look through an entire bill that interests you or to go through the entire listing by titles to see what’s pending. Online repositories of such information make it easier for all of us to stay informed.
The upcoming legislative session begins Feb. 1. Legislators will be faced with huge budget shortfalls this fiscal year and next fiscal year. State agencies have been forced to cut their budg