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Budget Bill Passes Oklahoma House By A Single Vote

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OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma House finally managed to pass a $6.8 billion general appropriations bill to fund state government by just one vote before the deadline Thursday afternoon.

Earlier the House voted 47-47, falling four votes shy for passage. That failure prompted lawmakers to either pass something by a 5 p.m. deadline or be forced to return for a special session.

The House voted 52-42 for the bill, narrowly reaching the 51-vote threshold it needed to pass after a few members switched their votes.

House Democratic Leader Scott Inman urged members not to switch their vote and suggested House leaders engaged in "arm twisting."

More information to come on News 9 at 5 p.m. and News9.com.

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