Oklahoma lawmaker warns Nebraska against tax cut triggers
by DON WALTON, Lincoln Journal Star
A Republican state representative in Oklahoma who has been chair of that state’s House Appropriations and Budget Committee has cautioned Nebraska state senators about considering enactment of legislation that would automatically trigger tax cuts.
Oklahoma did that, with her help, Rep. Leslie Osborn said, and “we had to pull it back” because of its impact on state programs, which already had been affected by a continuing series of tax cuts.
The results in Oklahoma included “horrible problems with education funding streams,” Osborn said during a telephone conference call with Nebraska media arranged by Open Sky Policy Institute.
“You don’t know what the future holds,” she said. “Why in the world would you tie your hands that way?”