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.
David Van Risseghem is the Publisher of SoonerPolitics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...