Just got a call back from Sen. Clark Jolley. He says his remarks at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration were misunderstood.
I was very careful about what I was going to say or not say. I had it written down. I said I would rather see us focus on income taxes.
A Twitter post earlier today said Jolley didn’t think capping property taxes “added up” at this time. The proposed legislation would put a question on the ballot asking voters whether they wanted their property tax increases limited. Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, proposed the legislation. It passed out of the Senate, and Jolley was among those who supported. The bill never got a hearing in the House.
Jolley says limiting the increase on property taxes is what he gets the most email from constituents.
“Some don’t even want a cap, they want a freeze,” he said.
Jolley said he supports the effort to get the question on the ballot, but is still undecided on how he would vote if the question made it to the ballot.