Budget Briefing: Vision2 Backers Tout Job Creation; Farm Bureau Urges ‘Yes’ on SQ 766
Vision2 Proponents Push Jobs Aspect of Proposal – “Tulsa airport industrial complex manufacturers supported by Vision2′s economic development package have some 15,000 employees and support another 10,000 jobs in the Tulsa-area economy, Bartlett said.” Tulsa World
Farm Bureau Supports State Question 766 – “Passage of State Question 766 is vital to Oklahoma farmers and ranchers, who could end up paying new property and business taxes if the voters were to reject it.” Pryor Daily Times
Treasurer’s Commentary: Stop the madness – “Oklahoma would certainly benefit from comprehensive tax reform that lowers rates by broadening the base and better prioritizing the spend. But until the annual mad dash for cash comes to an end, the quest for fiscal sanity will remain elusive. # # # For more information contact: Tim Allen, Deputy Treasurer for Communications & Program Administration (405) 522-4212 “ Oklahoma State Treasurer’s Office
Survey Suggests Economic Slump Looming in Midwest – “‘Job gains in North Dakota and Oklahoma will be more than offset by declines in the rest of the region,” Goss said.’” Associated Press
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