Okla. House Speaker urges 'thoughtful' tax cuts

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon says proposed tax cuts that will likely come up in this year's legislative session must be thoughtfully considered.

The Lawton Republican said at a legislative forum sponsored by The Associated Press on Wednesday that some states have cut taxes too deeply too quickly and are finding themselves in trouble now.

He says an income tax cut proposed by Gov. Mary Fallin would aid in the state's economic development.

Shannon also said that changes in Oklahoma's workers compensation system would aid the state, and also discussed the possibility of consolidating state agencies or some state services.

He also said he expected to see "pro-life" issues come up in the Legislature again in 2013.

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