Thursday, June 16, 2022

Treat appoints tax reform working group in state senate to study options in special session

There's some passive-aggressive bickering going on between the House and Senate over this "inflation relief" special session:

PPT Treat announces membership of tax reform working group

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 15th) – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat has announced his appointments for a tax reform working group to study proposals in relation to the ongoing special session.

“We’re committed to a serious, mature conversation about tax reform, conducted in a thoughtful way,” Treat said. “Oklahomans are facing economic challenges as a result of the failed policies of the Biden administration – our response must be methodical, taking into account not just the immediate picture, but how proposed changes could impact our state in the long run.”    

Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, will serve as chair for the panel, which will include:

  • Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair
  • Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City
  • Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville
  • Brent Howard, R-Altus
  • John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton

Senate Majority Floor Leader Greg McCortney, R-Ada, and Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, will serve as ex-officio members of the working group.

“The Senate is absolutely committed to meaningful discussions on tax reform, and the members I’ve chosen for this working group will conduct an in-depth examination of tax reform and potential impacts on our citizens and our state as a whole,” Treat said.  “Our focus is on policy over politics, and I appreciate our members’ willingness to serve as we conduct a thorough, thoughtful study.” 


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