A simple majority vote on two excessive wind subsidy programs will help solve Oklahoma’s budget crisis.
The lack of progress in the special session has made it apparent that Oklahoma lawmakers are struggling with how to fund the significant gap in our state budget. However, any proposed tax increase requires approval of 75 percent of both houses of the Legislature, nearly an impossible feat in today’s political climate. Yet, we’re overlooking a much simpler solution. The state could potentially generate more than $120 million annually through a simple majority vote of the legislature to change two wind subsidy programs.
Read this weekend’s Tulsa World editorial for more information.