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May 8, 2014

Senate votes to override Gov. Fallin's veto

OKLAHOMA CITY —

The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of a House bill dealing with federal gun regulations.

The Senate voted 39-0 Thursday in favor of the override. The House voted 86-3 on April 30 to override the veto and the bill now becomes law without the governor’s signature.

The Senate action is the latest signal of growing tension between the Republican governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Last week, Fallin vetoed 15 House bills she says were unnecessary or didn’t have a meaningful purpose. She accused the House of not acting on some of her key agenda items, including a plan to repair the Capitol building.

It’s the first successful override since Fallin took office in 2011. A governor’s spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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