Tonight the Oklahoma House stayed in a marathon session and suspended the rules in order to move on a massive tax and spending increase. The Bill had not yet been printed & distributed when the members were first asked to throw aside a key House rule in order to give the committee report a same-day floor vote
Again, several legislators switched to "No" votes seconds before the roll was closed; so as to cloak their intent on the official record.
The vote barely reached majority support. 51 members decided it was worthy of a ballot measure. The key House author, Leslie Osborn, is reserving her right to move to reconsider the proposal at a later time.
This measure only raises $47 million in Oil Production Taxes over 3 years. But in just 2018 alone, it raises over $218 million from Tobacco Taxes and over $171 million in Motor Fuel Taxes.
It is clear that the Petroleum Industry is being protected while retailers are not.