Yesterday Senate Republicans released their legislative agenda at a news conference.
Part of their plank includes support to “Limit growth of government and reduce the tax burden of Oklahoma families through an ad valorem tax cap.”
Sen. Todd Lamb, R-Edmond highlight the measure as “other things you will see,” but then referred all questions to Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, who has pushed legislation to limit the increase on property taxes. Reynolds was not one of a handful of Senate Republicans who attended the press conference.
Maybe Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, didn’t get the memo. Jolley was part of a legislative panel this morning at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and apparently didn’t throw his support behind a measure to cap property taxes.
This little tidbit popped up on Shelly Hickman’s Twitter earlier today. Hickman (@Shelly_Hickman) is the public affairs chief for the State Department of Education.
Speaker Benge and Sen Jolly telling school administrators capping property taxes at this time doesn’t add up.
So far, Jolley hasn’t returned a call seeking comment.