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Legislative recap for 2007: More laws

December 28, 2007

By Jaclyn Houghton
CNHI News Service

Thomas Jefferson once said: “Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.”

But some issues, like many of those discussed and passed by Oklahoma legislators in 2007, did not receive the consent of all legislators.

The legislative session became part of history. The Senate ended up with a 24-24 tie between Democrats and Republicans. The leaders of both parties devised a power-sharing agreement to deal with the situation that never previously occurred in Oklahoma history.

Several leaders were surprised at how well the process worked.

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