Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: January 29, 2016
Sen. Brian Bingman
Bingman announces appointment of Cynthia
Rogers to Incentive Evaluation Commission
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian
Bingman has announced the appointment of University of Oklahoma
economist Cynthia Rogers to the Incentive Evaluation Commission.
Rogers has been appointed to a term that will expire in June, 2020.
Bingman said he was confident Rogers would provide exceptional
leadership as a member of the Commission. Rogers has had a long
and distinguished career in academia, with extensive work on economic
development, and state and local tax policy research.
“Thoroughly evaluating economic incentives is a critical
part of our overall effort to promote fiscally sound management
of taxpayer dollars,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “As our
budget situation has made clear, we are at a point where we must
carefully examine all state spending, and economic incentives will
continue to be a part of that discussion. We provide more than $1.7
billion in economic incentives, and to protect taxpayers we need
to ensure they are effective.”
A professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma, Rogers
has previous experience at the Regional Research Institute at West
Virginia University, is a past President of the Southern Regional
Science Foundation, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal
of Urban Affairs and the Review of Regional Studies.
Bingman last year sponsored House Bill 2182, which created the
commission and outlined its mission and responsibilities.
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