Oklahoma State Income Tax

StudioTulsa
12:59 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute on How Our State Can Redress Its Vast Budget Gap

Aired on Tuesday, March 10th.

As our state's newly inaugurated legislative session continues, there's been no shortage of bills that've attracted attention from the national media -- for less than favorable reasons -- including bills that would ban "hoodies" or AP History classes, or those that would allow Oklahoma businesses to discriminate against their gay customers or else end civil marriages altogether. What we have not seen -- not yet, anyway -- is a responsible discussion of how to fill a $611 million shortfall in next year's budget.

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StudioTulsa
1:27 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Jonathan Willner, an Economist at OCU, Rejects Calls by OK Politicians to Omit the State Income Tax

Aired Friday, March 30th.

Should we --- could we --- really do away with the personal income tax here in Oklahoma? The State Legislature is now considering various proposals to reduce and/or eliminate the state's personal income tax; these proposals are largely based on a study prepared for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs by economist (and former Reagan administration economic advisor) Arthur Laffer and his colleagues. But what if this study is, in fact, bogus? That's the claim now being made by a number of well-respected economists across the state.

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