Co-President Pro Tempore
Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: October 9, 2008
Senator Glenn Coffee
Senate Co-President Comments on Oklahoma’s Financial Condition
Following a news conference by Gov. Brad Henry and
State Treasurer Scott Meacham, Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn
Coffee, R-Oklahoma, issued the following statement.
“Our nation is facing economic uncertainty. Thankfully, the
Legislature’s conservative fiscal policies of the past two
years have put Oklahoma in a much better position than most states
to weather this situation. The Senate is working with the House
and the governor’s office to ensure that our state government
responds appropriately to any economic challenges,” said Coffee.
Coffee noted, “Our tax relief program has helped keep Oklahoma’s
economy stronger than most of the nation, and our successful resistance
of efforts to over-spend in the state budget and to raid the Rainy
Day Fund for non-emergencies means that Oklahoma is very well prepared
if we’re faced with a fiscal downturn,” he said.
For more information
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5636