The Morning Brew: Everything you need to do about Oklahoma legislature session
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The State of Oklahoma got on with the business of 2018 Monday, and it should be another interesting session. Gov. Mary Fallin kicked it off with the State of the State address.
Oklahoma's elected state politicians should find budgetary compromise to avoid more chaos, Gov. Mary Fallin said in her final State of the State address Monday.
Fallin's remarks pulled into focus the results of inaction, and consequences of continuing to fill budget holes with one-time sources of revenue.
"One path would be to continue year after year with an air of uncertainty that consumes our thoughts, drains our hopes — like the old saying of robbing Peter to pay Paul — then Paul runs out of cash," Fallin said. "If we are to effect change, we can't keep doing the same old thing and expect a different result. That path will lead to more chaos at the Capitol."