Okla. House committee passes proposed budget bill

Okla. House committee passes proposed budget bill


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WEBVTT LAWMAKERS, WHY DID YOU VOTE NOTO THIS?CORRECT, WHAT DID THEY SAY TOYOU?– BRET, WHAT DID THEY SAY TOYOU?BRET: THEY HAVE TO START INCOMMITTEE BEFORE THEY GO TO THEHOUSE FLOOR, AND TONIGHT, THEYARE STANDING BY THEIR VOTE.WHY DID YOU VOTE NO? >> I AM ACONSERVATIVE WITH TAXES.>> I THOUGHT WE WERE JUST COSTSHIFTING, THE EXPENSESGOVERNMENT, FROM THOSE WHO COULDAFFORD IT TO THOSE WHO ARE LESSABLE TO AFFORD IT.BRETREPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT,SOME MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT REASONFOR WHY THEY VOTED NO FOR HOUSE BILL10-54, ONE THAT RAISED TAXES ONCIGARETTES, FUEL, LOW-POINTBEER, AS WELL AS DOUBLING THEGROSS-PRODUCTION TAX ON NEWWELLS FOR 36 MONTHS.WE CONTACTED ALL 27 LAWMAKERSWHO VOTED NO.ON MONDAY, TWO AGREED TO SITDOWN WITH US.FOR REPRESENTATIVE BOBBYCLEVELAND, HE WANTS TO STATE TOUSE MONEY FROM THE REVOLVINGFUNDS TO PLUG THE BUDGET HOLE.SOME ESTIMATE IT TO BE MORE THAN$1 BILLION.BUT REPRESENTATIVE CORY WILLIAMSSAYS THE TAX BURDEN SHOULD’VE BEEN SPREAD AROUND TO INCLUDETHE MOST WEALTHY OKLAHOMANS AND NOT JUST THE POOR AND MIDDLECLASS FAMILIES.SO NOW IT APPEARS THE HOUSE WANT, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PLAN , WHICH INCLUDES DIPPING INTOCASH TO PLUG THAT HOLE, BUT KEEPIN MIND, IT STILL CALLS FOR TENS

Okla. House committee passes proposed budget bill


In a 17-13 vote, the Oklahoma Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget on Tuesday passed a proposed budget bill.

House Bill 1019 now heads to the House floor.

The bill includes cuts to several state agencies, including $4 million in cuts to the Department of Human Services, $15…

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