Watch This: Is eliminating the income tax the silver bullet or fool's gold?

On April 5, OK Policy sponsored a forum of leading Oklahoma economists, economic developers, and budget experts to discuss plans to reduce or eliminate the state income tax.  The eight speakers exposed fundamental flaws in the research being used to justify eliminating the income tax, explained what’s really needed for sustained economic growth in Oklahoma, and set out  the dangers that further tax cuts pose to our fiscal stability and economic prosperity. We’ve compiled a 10-minute highlight reel, embedded below, with clips from each of the speakers [click here for the transcript].

You can also watch video of the full forum, download the speakers’ PowerPoint presentations, and find supporting materials from the Economist Forum page. For all of our fact sheets, issue briefs, news coverage and other materials from the income tax debate, please go to the tax reform information page.

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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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