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Pandemic Forces Shortened Legislative Session In Oklahoma

The coronavirus took its toll on the 2020 legislative session.

Oklahoma lawmakers finished their work on Friday after meeting just 36 days since February 3, possibly the fewest in state history. Constitutionally, the legislature can still meet until the last Friday in May, but leaders say they will only call lawmakers back to override any vetoes from the governor.

Top gubernatorial issues left undone include criminal justice, medical billing and civil service reform, as well as agency consolidation and more public money for private schools.

Michael Cross is the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
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