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.
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The Budget We Do In The Shadows
March 9, 2023
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September 5, 2022
The Observer carries on the "give 'em hell" tradition of its founder, the late Frosty Troy. I read it from cover to cover. A progressive wouldn't be able to live in a red state without it.