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Dank seeks vote on property valuation freeze for seniors; opponents say ‘no-cap’ measure will help wealthy (access required)

If voters approve it at the polls, Rep. David Dank’s HJR 1009 would place a freeze on property valuations for Oklahomans 65 years of age or older, with no household income cap.

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Capitol week in review … (April 30-May 4) (access required)

We may have our first interim study subject lined up for this year—workers’ compensation reform. Sound familiar? House Speaker Kris Steele thinks it’s ripe for another go ‘round. Well, maybe not another massive redrafting of Title 85 (that’s where workers’ comp lives, in the law books). This one would center on whether Oklahoma should join Texas, the only state that …

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Capitol week in review (April 23-27) (access required)

It is not unheard of for tempers to flare up as Oklahoma lawmakers sprint toward deadlines. Some issues do not make it out of committee or receive a hearing on the House or Senate floor for one reason or another. Sometime it is at the choice of the author or the group advocating for a particular measure—sometimes not. When it …

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Senate substitute measure would freeze property valuation of taxpayers 65 or older with gross incomes up to 125 percent of county median (access required)

As it came to the Senate Finance Committee, HJR 1001 would have eliminated the income cap necessary for Oklahomans 65 years of age or older to qualify for a freeze on the valuation of the fair cash value of their property for ad valorem tax purposes. That means that no matter what their gross household income, they would not experience …

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