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Senate approves $147 million income tax cut measure deferred to 2016 (access required)

By a vote of 32-10—the latter including two Republicans—senators approved a bill Thursday that would reduce the top marginal personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016, if revenue for FY 16 is estimated ...

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Bill mandating defined contribution retirement plan for new state workers sails through Senate (access required)

Newly hired state employees would participate in a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than the traditional pension system under a bill that passed through the Senate Wednesday afternoon.

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Fallin proposes income tax cut, pay raises for some state employees, 5 percent funding cuts to most state agencies; Dems call approach political (access required)

Most state agencies and programs will face a 5 percent funding cut if the legislature agrees to the plan outlined Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin in her State of the State address, which also calls for a 0.25-percentage-point cut in ...

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2014 legislative session: The Democrats (access required)

(Note: For our article on all five state leaders’ take on the issue of a state income tax reduction, click here.) House Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Del City says the top umbrella issues for his caucus this session will ...

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Jackson: House Republican leadership ready to restore income tax cut struck down by court (access required)

Tax-cut discussions among House Republican leaders are focusing on resurrecting last session’s income tax reduction, which was struck down as unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Speaker Pro Tempore Mike Jackson said Wednesday.

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Republican, Democratic legislative leaders disagree on need for judicial reform (access required)

It has been frustrating for some lawmakers to shepherd major new laws through the legislative process, only to have them judicially challenged, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, told attendees at a State Chamber forum Wednesday.

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