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Senate GOP Leader Says Legislative Session ‘To Be Continued’

Senator Glenn Coffee Senator Glenn Coffee

Senate Republican Leader Glenn Coffee said important work for the 2005 legislative session is “to be continued” in a special session.

“This has the potential to be a pretty good legislative session if we can pass a meaningful workers’ compensation reform bill during the special session,” stated Coffee, R-Oklahoma City.

“The biggest disappointment was the lack of action on lawsuit reform – one of the most important economic issues facing our state,” Coffee said.

Coffee said that $58 million in tax relief approved by the Legislature will have a positive impact on Oklahoma’s economy – especially a cut of the top income tax rate to 6.25%. Coffee said other tax cuts – such as relief from the estate tax – will be needed next year.

Coffee said passage of landmark pro-life legislation was a major accomplishment – especially considering that Senate Democrats had bottled up the legislation for years. And a new commitment to additional funding for road and bridge maintenance is a step in the right direction, he noted.

“Senate Republicans will work next session to slow down the growth of government – which increased by an unsustainable 12 percent during this legislative session,” Coffee noted.

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