OKLAHOMA CITY — On Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt called for a special session of Oklahoma’s 59th Legislature beginning Jan. 29 to seek a .25% reduction in the personal income tax.
“From day one, I’ve called on the Legislature to give Oklahomans a much deserved tax cut,” Stitt said in a statement. “With record-breaking savings and a strong economic outlook, there’s not time like the present to deliver a pay raise to all Oklahomans. Let’s get this across the finish line before we head into regular session.”
Oklahoma House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-OKC, issued a statement questioning the governor’s fiscal responsibility.
“We will have four months beginning Feb. 5 to deliberate fiscal and policy ideas. Our job as legislators is to work through these important issues, as we are called to do every year. Instead, the governor is asking us to waste time and taxpayer dollars by throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks. It is unwise and fiscally irresponsible to ask the Legislature to haphazardly cut revenue.”