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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher
Co-Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee
State Capitol Room 417B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5592

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For Immediate Release: February 19, 2008

Senator Mike Johnson
Sen. Mike Johnson

Senate Republican Budget Leader Comments on New Budget Numbers

State Capitol, Oklahoma City – State Sen. Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher, the Republican co-chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, commented on the revenue certification approved by the state Board of Equalization.

“This is a bump in the road, that will require some belt tightening, but it is certainly not a crisis. We’ll roll up our sleeves and work together to pass a budget that puts critical state functions first,” said Johnson. “The Legislature should proceed very cautiously and must avoid digging budget holes that will negatively impact future budget years.”

Johnson noted that a decline in the corporate income tax projection is mostly to blame for the reduced estimate of available funding.

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