Tag Archives: revenue bill

How an idea becomes law—ticked-off-Oklahomans style: Or why the legislature can’t raise taxes on its own anymore (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Today, we’re taking a look behind a part of the Oklahoma Constitution that has played a key role in challenges to several state laws in recent years—most brought by Oklahoma ...

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Fent to court referee: Constitutional requirements prevail over ‘money, greed’ (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Oklahoma’s populist constitution erects several hurdles aimed at slowing down the legislative process when it comes to revenue measures, Jerry Fent told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Tuesday—and a bill ...

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Fent’s challenge to oil & gas tax law change goes before court referee (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Attorney Jerry Fent will argue before an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Tuesday morning that a bill changing the way oil and natural gas production is taxed is unconstitutional.

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Fent: Income tax-cut measure a ‘pure revenue bill’ (access required)

By Marie Price A Senate measure approved this year by the Oklahoma Legislature was “strictly a pure revenue bill” and was therefore required to pass by three-fourths majorities in the state House and Senate or be put to a vote of ...

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State: Bill that cuts state income tax, allocates money to repair Capitol is constitutional (access required)

A new law reducing the state’s top income tax rate from 5.5 percent to 4.85 percent and setting aside $120 million to renovate the aging Capitol—both over two years—does not violate the constitutional single-subject rule and is not a revenue ...

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