Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 1, 2016
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman discusses Governor Mary
sixth State of the State address with members of the press
President Pro Tempore Bingman comments on
Gov. Fallin’s State of the State Address
“The budget situation we face this year gives
us the opportunity to prove our commitment to the fiscally sound
management of taxpayer dollars. I am pleased the governor today
expressed a willingness to work together on bold reforms to address
our current challenge and reduce the likelihood of future shortfalls.
“It will take a combination of strategic cuts, apportionment
and tax credit reform, and a reduction in our reliance on one-time
funding sources to put us on stronger footing. We can, however,
go further in our efforts to build a more solid fiscal foundation.
I applaud the governor for her support of my proposal to streamline
administrative functions in our K-8 school districts. Our small
schools are some of our best schools, and this legislation can make
them even stronger by maximizing resources and getting more dollars
to the classroom without closing schools.
“The Senate Republican caucus will advance numerous proposals
this session to establish a stronger fiscal future for Oklahoma,
and all ideas must be given due consideration as we look for solutions.
The Senate is ready to make the tough decisions needed to guide
the state through this challenge.”—Senate President
Pro Tempore Brian
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