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Preparations are already underway for a tax cut battle next year

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Some are dismayed no tax cuts passed the Oklahoma legislature, others are pleased. It’s a battle that will continue in the next session. Count among those pleased with the failure of tax cuts this year, David Blatt with the Oklahoma Policy Institute think tank. He says there must be a much broader debate on tax reform that doesn’t just start with the premise there must be tax cuts.

Blatt believes the debate this year clearly shows most Oklahomans priorities are restoring education funding, fixing the child welfare system, and repairing roads and bridges…and not tax cuts. Others argue tax cuts will boost the economy. It’s a debate that will be back in the next legislative session.