Quote of the Day 1/14/2016

“The quarter-cent tax cut did not cause the financial problem we’re in. Changing the severance tax on oil and gas from 7 percent to 2 percent did not cause the problem. The lack of dealing with the tax credits and making sure the citizens of Oklahoma are getting their money’s worth … didn’t cause the problems. But I tell you what, they sure have made the problem a lot worse.”

-State Auditor Gary Jones, endorsing Tulsa Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Dunn’s criticism of Oklahoma’s tax cuts amid a massive budget shortfall (Source).


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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