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Oklahoma State Senate
President Pro Tempore
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5565

For Immediate Release:  December 4, 2014

Sen. Brian Bingman
Sen. Brian Bingman

Senate President Pro Tempore applauds Court decision upholding tax cut proposal as constitutional

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman today applauded the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling that Senate Bill 1246 does not violate the state Constitution. Bingman was the principal author of the measure, which will reduce the state’s income tax rate as Oklahoma’s revenues grow. “The state Supreme Court got this one right,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “The language and intent of State Question 640 are very clear – to prevent tax increases without a vote of the people or a supermajority. Thankfully, the Court has correctly ruled that tax cut proposals like Senate Bill 1246 are not also subject to the requirements of this constitutional amendment. Tuesday’s ruling is excellent news for all Oklahomans. A ruling of unconstitutionality would have denied meaningful tax relief to hardworking taxpayers, while creating tremendous uncertainty for employers.”

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Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5565

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