Quote of the Day 2/28/2014

Oklahoma’s gross revenue collections are at an all-time high, but funds for the state’s discretionary budget have a $188 million shortfall. The lost revenue is going mostly to transportation spending and oil and gas industry tax breaks. To a lesser extent, it’s going to individual and corporate tax refunds and business subsidies.

– OK Policy Director Gene Perry, discussing Oklahoma’s simultaneous high general revenue collections and budget shortfall (source: http://bit.ly/1eFvhMG)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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