Tulsa Radio Personality, Pat Campbell , has recently interviewed two Republican candidates for governor. Tulsa Businessman, Kevin Stitt and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb both expressed support for a teacher pay raise but neither of them are asking the legislature to reconvene to fix a crucial sticking point in the legislation which authorized the latest teacher pay raise. Namely, the author of the bill tied the pay raise to another massive tax increase.
That tax increase is being challenged by a large group of citizens who insist that the state has a record budget surplus which renders the tax rate hike as extremely unnecessary, punitive, and repressive.
When the petition drive is complete and certified by the Secretary of State, the tax bill will be frozen and will remain so until the matter is voted on at a statewide election (probably this November).
This morning, Pat Campbell asked Todd Lamb if he, as president of the Senate, would call for the legislature to come together for several matters. Among them are the vetoed Constitutional Carry bill, The Medical Marijuana regulations,