Oklahoma’s state budget took effect July 1, and hinges on the success of several lawsuits before the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The cases question the constitutionality of revenue raising measures including the $1.50 cigarette fee and 1.25 percent sales tax increase on vehicles. If the Supreme Court rules the measures are unconstitutional, the legislature could reconvene to again try to fund core services.
KGOU’s Dick Pryor and eCapitol news director Shawn Ashley spoke with Preston Doerflinger, the Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology.
He leads the agency tasked with helping craft the governor’s annual state budget.