OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin says she's vetoing more than a dozen House bills in part to send a message to House leaders that they need to take action on some of her top priorities.
Fallin announced 15 vetoes Tuesday and said the House is not taking care of substantive issues that most Oklahomans care about and challenged lawmakers to "step it up."
One priority she singled out is a Senate-passed bill authorizing up to a $160 million bond issue to fund repairs to the state Capitol that stalled in the House.
Fallin says she and legislative leaders are making little progress on substantive issues like the budget because the Legislature, especially the House, is spending too much time on unimportant matters.
House members did not immediately respond to her comments.