Economy, Energy, Natural Resources: Policy to People

Budget Briefing: Polar Opposites Press Views For and Against Oklahoma’s Personal Income Tax

Happy Friday! Here’s your round up of budget-related news:

Separate Gatherings Present Polar Views on Proposals to Cut Oklahoma’s Personal Income Tax “Representatives from two neighboring states seeking to lower their personal income tax rates encouraged Oklahoma lawmakers Thursday to pass a tax cut this year while critics down the street called the tax-cutting proposals frightening.” (newsok.com)

Energy Sector Jobs Headed to Oklahoma City “The state’s oil and gas industry created more than 12,000 direct jobs from 2009 to 2011, in the midst of the national recession, according to an Oklahoma City University study.” (newsok.com)

An Additional $40 Million in State Bond Funds Sought from Lawmakers for OKC Indian Museum Gets Boost A ‘boost’ for completion of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum: “Officials announced Thursday that the project would have to undergo an audit, submit a completion plan with a full accounting of costs and be subject to legislation to move it under the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation.” (tulsaworld.com)

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