A day after Gov. Mary Fallin released her proposed 2014 budget, Oklahoma Democrats are voicing concerns.
“It just doesn’t add up,” said Democratic Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City. “We stand with the governor in working to ensure continued growth in Oklahoma, but her approaches that slash revenues and target benefits and core services for our seniors, our veterans, our children, and our disabled community members in the name of ‘small government’ just don’t add up.”
The governor unveiled the plan Monday afternoon, highlighting her goals for the year in her State of the State address.
READ: 'Gov. Fallin's State of the State' (http://bit.ly/Fallinhighlights)
Democrats took special interest in Fallin's proposal to decrease the state income tax, and expressed doubts that her budget would actually take care of middle class and impoverished Oklahomans.
Fallin's Full Budget (http://bit.ly/FallinFY14)
“If we really want to put the pedal to the metal and propel Oklahoma’s growth as the governor said, we need to adequately fund our core state services," Inman said in Tuesday's release. "We do not need to continue the down-size of the state government, done largely on the back of our poor and most vulnerable communities.”
The Oklahoma Democratic party released an official response -- entitled "The Governor's Plan for the Rich" -- shortly after Fallin's speech. You can read it here (http://bit.ly/OKdemresponse).
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