Oklahoma 2021 Legislative Preview

Oklahoma 2021 Legislative Preview

With an ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty and national turmoil, the 2021 legislative session promises to be a tense and challenging one. A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, Treat is very direct and well-liked by those on both sides of the aisle but has occasionally cross swords with Gov. Kevin Stitt. He is term limited in 2024. Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd D-Oklahoma City Salary: $59,864 Age: 60 Regarded as a quiet, contemplative leader, known for her thoughtful questions and debate. Floyd is term limited in 2024. More salaries for FY2021 Gov. Kevin Stitt: $147,000 Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat and Speaker of the House Charles McCall: $65,432 Other senior leadership positions: $59,864 Other legislators: $47,500 Note: Does not include per diem and mileage reimbursements paid some legislators. Appropriations FY 2021 Appropriations: $7.715 billion Common education $3.0 billion 38.9% Health Care Authority $1.0 billion 13.0% Higher education $770.4 million 10.0% Human Services $713.8 million 9.2% Corrections $531.1 million 6.9% Mental Health & Substance Abuse $334.9 4.3% Transportation $170m 2.2% Public Safety $95.2m 1.2% Juvenile Affairs $93.0m 1.2% All others $870.1m 11.3% Does not include direct apportionments, federal funds or revenue derived from non-tax sources. Source: Oklahoma Legislative Bureau Breakdown by gender, party House seats: 101 (82 Republicans, 19 Democrats) Senate seats: 48 (39 Republicans, 9 Democrats) House votes required for passage of revenue bill: 76. House votes required to pass other bills and concurrent resolutions: 51. Senate votes needed for passage of revenue bill: 36. Senate votes […]

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