OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee
has apologized in a closed-door meeting with his Republican colleagues for being late in paying $28,822 in federal taxes.
He summed up his actions in his words as a "dumb decision."
The Associated Press reported last week that Coffee had a lien filed against him in 2008 for the overdue tax bill. Coffee paid off the bill within a month of it being filed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Coffee said no one in the GOP caucus has asked him to step down as the No. 1 Senate leader. He says he addressed the issue and plans to move on, pushing even harder for enactment of the Republican agenda.