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

Rep. Skye McNiel (cq), the majority whip in the House, stands to watch the vote tally during a 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