OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has voted overwhelmingly to override a veto by Gov. Mary Fallin of a House bill dealing with federal regulations over firearms.
Wednesday’s 86-3 vote by the House to override the veto is the latest signal of the growing tension between the Republican governor and the GOP-controlled House.
A day earlier, Fallin vetoed 15 House bills she said were unnecessary or didn’t have a meaningful public purpose. She accused the House of failing to take action on some of her key agenda items, including a plan to repair the Capitol building and overhaul the pension system for state workers.
House Speaker Jeff Hickman says the decision to override the governor’s veto was a “difficult and serious” one.