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Oklahoma Lawmakers Wrap Up Contentious Session

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    The Oklahoma Legislature has wrapped up a sometimes contentious  2018 legislative session, three weeks earlier than required under the state Constitution.
    The House and Senate both adjourned late Thursday, after a year that included two special sessions, massive teacher protests and a some divisive last-minute proposals
   In the final week of the session, lawmakers passed a bill to allow most adults to carry firearms in public without a license or training.   On the final day, they approved a measure to provide greater protections to religious-based adoption agencies that refuse to place children in homes violating their religious beliefs.
    Lawmakers already had approved a $7.6 billion budget to fund state government, the largest in state history. It includes pay raises for teachers and state workers and increased funding for schools and state agencies.
 

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