Productive legislative session despite contention

Series: Carls Capitol Comments | Story 12

Overall, I was pleased with this legislative session. The middle was a bit contentious, but in the end we were able to negotiate a fair and equitable budget that serves the needs of Oklahomans while giving some relief to taxpayers.

The state's portion of the grocery tax, 4.5%, will be removed in August, providing some late summer relief at the grocery store.

We placed an additional $1.3 billion into state savings to better prepare us for any potential shortfall. We funded some very worthwhile projects throughout the state that will help grow Oklahoma's economy for the future.

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