Saturday, February 17, 2024

Pro Tem Treat: "We cannot have both grocery and income tax cut this year"

When it comes to Gov. Stitt's desire to pass an income tax cut and eliminate the grocery sales tax, Senate GOP leadership is loath to pursue both. Pro Tem Treat is set on only moving on the grocery tax.

Pro Tem Treat Comments on Board of Equalization Numbers

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 15th) – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today issued the following statement after the Oklahoma Board of Equalization released the estimate of revenue that will be available for lawmakers to spend on government services.

“These numbers are certainly encouraging, and they show a lot of promise,” Pro Tem Treat said. “With these numbers and the current savings we have, now is the time to cut the grocery tax. Cutting the grocery tax will give Oklahomans immediate relief every time they leave the grocery store and will be more beneficial than any other form of tax cut.

“While the certified numbers are positive, we must be sober-minded and realize we cannot have both a grocery tax cut and an income tax cut this year. I appreciate the prudence and fiscal conservatism of my Senate colleagues, who over the years have prioritized spending and savings and have put a stop to nonsensical ideas that would lead our state in the wrong direction. Without our measured approach, we would not be in this position today.”


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