Thursday, February 16, 2017

Richardson Applauds Lamb's Resignation over Fallin's Tax Plan


Richardson Applauds Lamb's Decision to Follow in Opposing Service Tax

Tulsa, OK, February 16, 2017–  Below is a statement from Gary Richardson about Lt. Governor Todd Lamb's decision to resign from Governor Fallin's cabinet over her proposed service tax.

"I am glad that Lt. Governor Lamb has finally decided to follow my call to oppose Governor Fallin’s proposed tax on the service industry," said Richardson.

"I encourage Lt. Governor Lamb and the rest of the Republican members of the Oklahoma Legislature to join me in standing on Republican values by opposing all of Governor Fallin’s proposed tax initiatives including her proposed hike on tobacco and gasoline taxes.  Only then can we all work toward a comprehensive solution that eliminates waste in our state government and funds our state agencies without raising taxes."

Lamb's resignation comes one day after Richardson released a video highlighting all of the industries that would be taxed under Governor Fallin's proposed plan, which has been viewed over 16,000 times in just 24 hours on Richardson's Facebook page .  Click here to watch the video.

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