Budget vote: May 24, 2012 - Photo Gallery 3/9

Speaker Kris Steele looks out over the floor of the House before lawmakers vote in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2012, where members voted 52-42 to pass a $6.8 million general appropriation bill to finance a state budget that begins in July. The House had failed to garner enough votes to pass the bill earlier in the day. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman