Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan issued the following statement in response to Governor Brad Henry’s issuance of a call for a special session to address the state budget.
“While it is unfortunate that we won’t be able to complete our budget work by Friday’s deadline, I believe the most important thing is that we do the job right. This year that will require some additional time.
“Writing the state budget is the most important job the Legislature is required to do each year. Others may have come here in February with a different agenda, but completing the budget has been my focus since the first day of the session and will remain so until the job is complete.”