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Oklahoma Capitol Remains Empty Of Legislators During COVID-19 Crisis

Lawmakers are staying away from the Oklahoma Capitol for another week. House and Senate leaders are working from home to craft a budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1st, as well as any legislative priorities.

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat says the budget will almost certainly include a revenue shortfall with the drop in oil prices and the COVID-19 economic impact.

The legislature is constitutionally required to end its work by the last Friday on May at 5 p.m.

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