OKLAHOMA CITY – The House Republican Caucus today unveiled their 2013 legislative agenda, which included a three-point plan addressing economic development, education reforms and infrastructure funding and maintenance.
|Speaker T.W. Shannon|
Regarding the state budget, State Rep. Scott Martin addressed the budget discussions that will be taking place during the upcoming session and indicated that a tax-reduction proposal would be included.
Oklahoma House Republicans 2013 Strategic Plan and Agenda Guiding Principle
•Enact workers’ compensation, pension and unemployment reforms to ensure a pro-business environment
•Reduce tax burden on Oklahoma families, individuals and businesses to promote greater economic prosperity and quality of life
•Reduce burdensome state regulations and resist federal and state intrusions on Oklahomans
•Encourage workforce development through promoting coordination among common education, career tech and higher education institutions
•Restore local control of education by fighting “one-size-fits-all” federal regulations and mandates which constrain learning in the classroom
•Sufficiently fund mandated reforms to Oklahoma schools through targeted increases in funding
•Increase accountability among schools, teachers and administrators to ensure the best use of taxpayer dollars
•Protect our current investments in ODOT's eight-year plan for improving Oklahoma roads and bridges
•Develop and implement a long-term infrastructure plan to repair and maintain state assets