Governor Mary Fallin is set to review the state's seven billion dollar 2014 budget proposal.
The Senate approved the budget bill, late Tuesday morning.
Senate Minority Leader Sean Burrage of Claremore is among those critical of the plan. He says he doesn't like the direction Republicans are taking.
"We've had a slew of fee increases this year. But we're gonna cut taxes, so we can campaign on that, and still take more of the taxpayers' money in," Burrage said during Tuesday's debate on the budget bill.
Senate Appropriations and Budget Chairman, Senator Clark Jolley of Edmond, defended the budget from Democrats who say it doesn't do enough to help fund services for needy Oklahomans.
"Is it all we can do? I think you'd have forty-eight different opinions in this chamber, as to what we can do to best improve lives. Some people in this chamber would argue we should reduce those expenditures are give them tax relief, so they have more money in their pocket," Jolley said.
The lion's share of the 2014 budget targets funding for education, human services and health care.
(Senator Clark Jolley, (R) - Edmond.)
(Senator Sean Burrage, (D) - Claremore.)