Quote of the Day 2/18/2015

“The gap more than doubled. We were prepared to climb the hill we faced before and we’re prepared to climb the mountain we face now. It will be difficult, but all options are on the table and the state will meet the challenge.”

-State Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger, speaking about Oklahoma’s $611 million budget shortfall for next year. Doerflinger and other state leaders said “all options” does not include canceling a scheduled cut to the top income tax rate, which adds $50 million to the 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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