If we are going to tie tax cuts to a trigger, how about we choose other benchmarks? We know that a well-educated workforce is what is most critical to our state’s prosperity, yet since 2008 we’ve made the steepest per-pupil cuts to education funding in the nation. Why not decide that we will only cut our income tax when per-pupil funding climbs back to where it was in 2008? When our teacher salaries are raised to the regional average? When our college graduation rate reaches the national average?

– OK Policy Executive Director David Blatt, on proposals to trigger automatic income tax cuts when there are modest increases in state revenues (source: http://bit.ly/1nlLDUQ).