- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lawsuit challenging legislation that has funded state agencies and services over a three-year period is without merit.

The high court on Tuesday rejected allegations by Republican former state Rep. Mike Reynolds that general appropriations bills adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature between 2012 and 2014 were unconstitutional.

The annual legislation is the principal source of funding for state agencies and services. Among other things, Reynolds’ lawsuit claimed bills adopted in each of the three years unconstitutionally authorized the transfer of funds among various accounts and sought the return of improperly appropriated taxpayer dollars.

The lawsuit was filed against Gov. Mary Fallin and other officials. Attorney Jerry Fent, who filed the lawsuit on Reynolds’ behalf, says he is disappointed in the ruling.

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