Tulsa Regional Chamber president meets with Gov. Mary Fallin
By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tulsa Regional Chamber President Jeff Dunn met with Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday, days after Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger took to social media to criticize statements Dunn made about a tax cut amid budget shortfalls.
“He came to tell the governor he looks forward to working with her and that he was sorry if he offended anyone,” said Michael McNutt, a Fallin spokesman.
Earlier this month, Dunn said he was disturbed by comments made by Doerflinger, but did not mention him by name. The finance secretary had told the Tulsa World he was glad about the 0.25 percent income tax cut that took effect Jan. 1 and that taxpayers “deserve to keep more of their own money.”
The state is facing a revenue failure for the current fiscal year and expects to have at least $900.8 million less in crafting the fiscal year 2017 budget.