tax cuts

Blue and red states slash taxes despite warnings of hard times ahead

BY: - October 26, 2023

With a $750 million budget surplus on hand, there was little doubt whether North Dakota lawmakers would cut taxes earlier this year — the question was how much. “The surplus was strong, and we believe it’s going to be sustained into the future,” said state Rep. Craig Headland. “So, it just made sense to cut […]

Oklahoma House speaker disappointed in Senate’s inaction on tax cuts

BY: - October 4, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Republicans will continue to push for tax cuts even though the Senate adjourned a special legislative session without taking action on the issue, Oklahoma’s House speaker said Wednesday. Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said he was disappointed the Senate abruptly adjourned the special session on Tuesday without passing any legislation and without […]

Oklahoma Senate rebuffs Stitt, abruptly ends special legislative session

BY: - October 3, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Mere hours after lawmakers gaveled in Tuesday for a special legislative session on tax cuts and budget transparency, the Senate abruptly adjourned without addressing any of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s demands for income tax reductions. Just hours before, the House’s top Republican, Speaker Charles McCall, had expressed optimism that legislative leaders could come […]

Stitt seeks tax cuts in special Oklahoma legislative session starting Tuesday

BY: - October 2, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature will begin on Tuesday a special legislative session on tax cuts and budget transparency as Gov. Kevin Stitt ramps up pressure on lawmakers to decrease state income taxes. The looming question is what, if anything, will lawmakers accomplish as House and Senate Republicans appear to differ on whether the […]

House Speaker Charles McCall speaks to reporters from his office in the Oklahoma state Capitol

‘Long overdue’: House speaker says Oklahoma can afford tax cuts

BY: - September 14, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s House speaker on Thursday said the state is long overdue for personal income tax cuts. House Speaker Charles McCall’s attitude toward cutting taxes could spur friction between his chamber and the state Senate during an upcoming special legislative session on tax issues and budget transparency. When Gov. Kevin Stitt called the […]

Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks from the head of a conference table. (Carmen Forman/Oklahoma Voice)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt calls special session on tax issues, budget transparency

BY: - September 11, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday called a special session on tax cuts, budget transparency and issues related to ongoing litigation over whether tribal citizens are exempt from paying state income taxes in certain situations. Stitt called the Oklahoma Legislature back to the Capitol on Oct. 3 to put the state “on the […]