State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger blasts Tulsa Chamber chairman in Facebook posts
By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
The state’s top budget officer called the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s new chairman “disingenuous,” “out of touch” and arrogant in two Facebook posts Thursday night.
Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger, a Tulsa resident, was responding to Chairman Jeff Dunn’s blunt criticism of “a senior Cabinet official” for defending the 0.25 percent reduction in the state income-tax rate that went into effect last week, even as state agencies were told to trim spending by 3 percent because of a general revenue failure.
Although Dunn did not name the official when he made the comments during a speech to the chamber Thursday, it was understood to be Doerflinger because of recent comments he has made.
The two Facebook posts — one on Doerflinger’s own page and one on Dunn’s — used the hashtags “really?,” “outoftouch,” “ohthearrogance” and “disingenious,” apparently to describe Dunn.
Neither Dunn nor the chamber responded to requests for comment Friday.