OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin and top legislative leaders plan to resume consideration of a proposed settlement of a federal class-action lawsuit that accuses the state of failing to protect foster children in its care.
Members of the Contingency Review Board met behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss a plan to settle the suit filed by New York-based Children's Rights, a national child advocacy group.
But after nearly three hours, board members didn't vote on whether to accept or reject the proposal, and instead recessed the meeting until 2 p.m. Thursday. The board consists of Fallin, House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman.