The Journal Record
By M. Scott Carter
Posted: 04:15 PM Thursday, March 29, 2012
That crashing sound you’re hearing is all about taxes.
Despite months of committee meetings, hearings, mountains of paper and information, Oklahoma lawmakers won’t summon up the gumption to eliminate questionable tax breaks this year.
The lobbyists won.
In fact, don’t be surprised if any tax credits, except maybe those to help the poor or underprivileged, are eliminated this year.
You see, once Gov. Mary Fallin’s office released its list of 39 tax breaks that could be cut, every group that had two pennies to rub together rushed to the Capitol to do a little arm twisting.
“The lobbyists were out in full force,” said House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee.
For state Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, it’s a reminder of what happens when a seemingly unstoppable force meets an immovable object... FULL ARTICLE
Thu, March 29, 2012
by John Cox