OETA somehow has escaped the chopping block by schmoozing lawmakers in the most influential leadership posts. But in the wake of the Tea Party Revolution of 2010, there was a call for ending the OETA's dependency on state funding. Here's one such call by Leslie Osborn.
Rep. Leslie Osborn R-Tuttle, said the state should be putting the nearly $4 million it appropriated this fiscal year to the Oklahoma Television Authority into core services, such as public schools, roads and public safety.
“It's not the government's money, it's the hard-paying taxpayers' money,” Osborn said. “When we appropriate that tax dollars we always have to focus on funding priorities.”
Osborn said she intends to introduce a bill next year to phase out OETA funding over the next five years.
[this article was written 6 years ago.]
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