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Mixed reviews following Gov. Fallin's recent budget bill veto

Governor Fallin did state she would be calling another special session, but it's unclear when that will be. (KTUL)

The budget saga continues for Oklahoma lawmakers.

They’re headed back to the Capitol after Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would’ve ended the special session.

"I'm vetoing most of the budget bill," said Governor Fallin in a Facebook video posted Friday night.

In the video she details specifics behind her veto of a budget bill that passed both in the House and the Senate. She says the bill had negative long term effects that were no good for the state.

“Within three months, we’re going to be back here with the same issue, the same problems," said Governor Fallin.

She did like parts of the bill that provided funding for the Department of Health, Mental Health and the Department of Human Services.

Her decision drawing mixed reviews from lawmakers.

“I was very pleased," said Democratic Representative of District 71 Monroe Nichols. "The governor said from the very start that she wouldn’t sign a budget that included cuts. So she did what I thought was a very responsible thing.”

“I was very surprised and extremely disappointed," said Republican Representative of District 2 John Bennett. "It's really going to hurt a lot of our agencies and progress going forward.”

As the special session seems to have no end in sight, the frustration mounts among Oklahomans wondering what will happen next.

“We pay them six figure salaries to lead us and we’re not being lead," said Darren Gantz, President of the Tulsa County Republican Men's Club. "We’ve had broken promises and we need people to step up and audit these agencies and find the money.”

Only time will tell if lawmakers will be able to come together and pass a bill the governor will sign.

Governor Fallin did state she would be calling another special session, but it's unclear when that will be.

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