Gov. Stitt demands legislators end Oklahoma Grocery Tax
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - Governor Kevin Stitt held a press conference calling for legislation to provide inflation relief for Oklahomans on Tuesday.
In the wake of a nationwide inflation crisis, the Governor demanded immediate action to curb costs for people in-state.
Tuesday’s conference focused on the state’s grocery tax, which Governor Stitt said should end.
He said that Oklahoma is just one of a handful of states that actually taxes groceries, and called the tax “regressive.”
Governor Stitt stressed the necessity of quick action on addressing inflation.
“With a historic savings account, the largest savings account our state’s ever had, with $3 billion, and a projected billion dollar surplus next year, we can provide inflation relief, fiscally responsible, and we can do it now,” said Stitt.
Oklahoman lawmakers are set to resume a special session Wednesday to discuss the matter.
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