Oklahoma Lawmakers Begin Remote Work

Mar 23, 2020

Oklahoma lawmakers are staying away from the capitol this week.

Legislative officials say staff and lawmakers will be working remotely and the public will still be able to contact their elected leaders.

A key item unresolved by the Legislature is the state budget, which is constitutionally required to be balanced.

The budget picture appears to be changing amid dropping oil prices, reduced tax revenue and increasing unemployment as businesses close because of COVID-19.