To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Observercast

The Budget We Do In The Shadows

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It’s six weeks until the end of the 2022 legislative session and the Oklahoma Legislature’s reason for being – crafting a state budget that funds vital state services – remains a work in progress … behind closed doors, as usual. If past is prologue, only about a half dozen or so budget-writers will know what’s in it when it’s thrust on their 140-plus legislative colleagues in the session’s waning hours, take it or leave it. For this week’s Observercast – The Budget We Do In The Shadows – OKC Sen. Julia Kirt, a member of the Senate appropriations and finance committees, joins us to discuss what this year’s $10 billion spending blueprint could prioritize and starve, especially given election year tax-cut fever and Gov. Kevin Stitt’s call for hundreds of millions in incentives aimed at luring corporate investment to the state.