WHAT

Lawmakers plan to
cut revenue in Oklahoma

Oklahoma lawmakers during the 2021 session are moving forward with tax cuts that would cut nearly $350 million from the state’s budget. The proposed individual income tax cut would cost the state $236 million, while the proposed corporate income tax cut would remove $110 million from state appropriations.

The individual income tax cut largely favors those who earn more than $100,000 annually, which further aggravates the disparity of Oklahoma’s tax system. The corporate income tax cut benefits mostly out-of-state firms and that puts locally owned Oklahoma businesses at a disadvantage.

Now is the time to invest in Oklahoma, not cut revenue.

The pandemic has caused tremendous strain on underfunded programs and services that were already stretched thin by two decades of budget cuts. Oklahoma’s revenue is so precarious that state officials have declared revenue failures in six of the last 12 years.

With each revenue cut, the state falls further behind in delivering core services, such as education, roads and bridges, health care, public safety, and much more. Due to SQ 640’s supermajority requirements for raising new revenue, these revenue cuts will likely never be reclaimed when the state needs additional revenue during the next economic downturn.

Revenue cuts are bad for our economy.

Economists estimate that every $1 cut from state spending takes $1.50 out of our state and local economies. These revenue cuts can cost Oklahoma jobs, cause people to move out of state, and reduce the amount of money being spent in our communities.

Your voice can help stop these dangerous revenue cuts. Using the tools we’ve provided here, you can contact lawmakers to tell them to protect state revenue and stop these tax cuts.

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Take action today to stop these dangerous revenue cuts and protect Oklahomans.

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WHO WE ARE

Taxpayers for a Better Oklahoma

Taxpayers for a Better Oklahoma is a coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals who are concerned that our state continues to cut revenue.

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Resources

AUDIO COMMERCIALS

We’ve prepared a number of audio commercials that discuss the proposed revenue cuts. Download and share these commercials to spread the word in your community!

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SOCIAL SHAREABLES

We’ve published social media graphics that summarize the proposed revenue cuts. Share these graphics to mobilize your social media network!

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