State lawmakers end one of the most bizarre legislative sessions

One of the most bizarre legislative sessions in state history ended — maybe — last Friday night as lawmakers adjourned but left open the possibility of returning if something (such as more vetoes by Gov. Kevin Stitt) comes up.

“It has been a very unusual session, and thank you all for working as hard as you had even when we have been at home,” said Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

The session that began Feb. 3 and was interrupted for more than a month by the COVID-19 pandemic has included a highly publicized fight between the state’s gaming tribes and Stitt over compact renewal and fees and a budget spat between the Republican governor and GOP-controlled Legislature.

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