Tax Cut Plan

In a budget year with a predicted $1.3 billion shortfall, today is a major day in the Oklahoma Legislature; it's the last day (ostensibly) during which the state legislature can consider revenue bills. So far, very few bills have passed that have narrowed the budget gap...and time, of course, is seriously running out at this point. So, what is going through the minds of state lawmakers today? We put this question to Steve Lewis, who joins us by phone from the State Capitol Building.

There are six waterways in eastern Oklahoma that are considered so environmentally and economically significant they're given special consideration and protection from the state. These so-called Scenic Rivers were profiled in a special half-hour radio doc created by StateImpact reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden in 2014. This doc was originally aired as a four-part radio series, and we are pleased to re-broadcast it today on StudioTulsa.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to cut the personal income tax rate for more than 60 percent of Oklahomans has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Republican House Speaker Kris Steele introduced the 100-page bill late Wednesday in the House Appropriations Committee, which passed the measure on an 11-6 vote, mostly along party lines.