Co-President Pro Tempore
Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2007
Senate Republicans Will Consider Proposal
to Exempt Overtime Pay from Taxation
Republican leaders in the Oklahoma Senate said they are willing
to consider a proposal to exempt overtime pay from income taxes.
Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau, announced Monday he is introducing
“The idea of exempting overtime pay from income taxes is
being promoted nationally by prominent Republicans like former Speaker
Newt Gingrich, and it is an idea Senate Republicans are willing
to consider here in Oklahoma,” stated Senate Co-President
Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City.
“Oklahoma’s income tax rate is too high, so we are
continually looking for ways to reduce the tax burden on Oklahoma
families,” Coffee said.
Meanwhile, the Republican co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
said he is willing to give Corn’s bill a hearing, unless Senate
Democrats decide to kill it.
“Republicans would like to give Sen. Corn’s bill a
hearing, but my Democrat counterpart on the Finance Committee can
kill the bill unless he agrees to hear it,” stated Sen. Mike
For more information contact:
Senate President Co-Pro Tempore Coffee's Office - (405) 521-5636