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February 4, 2013

Tax cuts, workers’ comp tops Okla. GOP agenda

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

“Our plan will be similar to the eight-year transportation plan we introduced last year that allows us to prioritize projects based on need and to pay our way as we go without adding more debt onto the backs of hardworking Oklahomans,” Shannon said.

Democrats, meanwhile, promised to oppose any plans to reduce the income tax and said they also will continue to push Fallin to reverse her decision not to accept an expansion of the Medicaid program offered states under the federal health care law.

“You will hear us on a weekly basis calling on the governor, the speaker and the pro tem to reverse that decision and expand Medicaid,” said House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City. “When it comes to actual policy and how it would affect Oklahomans, hardworking families, hospitals, doctors, many of whom are drowning in uncompensated care costs, we believe that the political decision, which outweighed the policy decision, was the wrong one.”

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