Statement by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan
“Governor Henry’s signature of the budget and tax cut bills approved by the Legislature during last week’s special session is a victory for all Oklahomans.
“This year’s budget ensures that our classrooms will continue to be guided by the best and brightest teachers in the country, that our communities will be a safe place for Oklahomans to live, work and raise their families, that our senior citizens get hot meals at senior centers across the state, that our roads and bridges receive much needed repairs and that small business owners can offer affordable health insurance to their hard-working employees.
“The final tax cut package includes tax cuts for all Oklahomans. Including an increase in the standard deduction to the federal level, will put more money back into the pockets of middle class families, ensuring Oklahoma’s economy will continue to grow and prosper.
“In this budget debate not everyone got everything they wanted, but the compromise agreed to by both parties shows that we are doing our part to move Oklahoma forward.”