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Decline in energy taxes slows Okla. growth rate

CBS News -- OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's economy is showing positive signs, but declining revenue from oil and natural gas production continues to place a drag on revenue flowing into state coffers, Treasurer Ken Miller said on Thursday.

The latest figures on gross receipts show collections of taxes on oil and gas production in June dropped more than 42 percent compared with June 2011. It was the seventh consecutive month that gross production tax collections fell compared with the same month of the previous year. When combined with a 5.4 percent drop in personal income tax collections in June, the overall collections were


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Submitted Jul 06, 2012 By: drpepperTX
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BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 9:42:48 AM

Over the past several years we have seen local poor ranchers become multi-millionaires overnight as they sign oil and gas leases.

At the same time, counties and school districts have also been given an unexpected cash influx.

The difference?

The individuals for the most part are setting aside reserves to live off in the future and other than building fences, barns and updating their properties. When the oil and gas are depleted and the money stops coming in, they will still live a comfortable life.

The counties and school districts? Well, they have an insatiable appetite for other people's money and they are spending it like there is no tomorrow.

So Oklahoma is getting less money. Instead of living off the return of investment, they will eventually resort to raising tax rates which will eventually put them in a "Greece" position.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:54:43 AM

EV's, Inbreds and higher MPG vehicles are being driven, there will be less fuel to tax and less income from taxes. Big oil will always find a way to keep fuel prices high and their income high. Less state income, less money to spend. - so budget carefully!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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AKmailman
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:53:26 AM

The down side to cheap oil
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carman11
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:40:06 PM

Hay I have the democrats answer. Raise taxes, what an interesting solution!!!
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:30:04 PM

Oh well; I guess OK will need to find another way to rip off residents and tourists.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:25:23 PM

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cdog24
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:24:57 PM

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cdog24
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:24:26 PM

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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:24:07 PM

I don't see myself ever going to OK. Maybe around.
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cdog24
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:23:42 PM

Time to rethink how this money can be better spent knowing there isn't as much of it to spend.
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cdog24
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:23:34 PM

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malfrog1
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:23:14 PM

o k make it work.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:22:57 PM

Old story.
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langolera
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:20:44 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:07:43 PM

?
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DEG
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:01:48 PM

Vote Obama out and increase domestic production.
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:59:53 PM

Well, then, make like Obama and stick your head in the sand and hope that someone...ANYONE, fixes the problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:55:30 PM

Watch out.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:54:42 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:52:38 PM

oops!
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:50:48 PM

ok
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unclemattie
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:50:01 PM

I say decrease ALL taxes. Income, fuel, tolls, etc.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:48:11 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:48:07 PM

Less tax revenues to govt? Good. Best they learn to spend less instead of borrowing more.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:47:04 PM

That's life,more jobs would fix the problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:42:51 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:40:21 PM

It's life.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:37:24 PM

Toll roads are very irritating. They slow me down at the toll stations and I've paid enough various taxes that the roads should be free of that nonsense. It's especially maddening around Chicago where "Hot Rod" doubled the tolls for us folks who don't live in the area and who don't have transponders.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:36:25 PM

Blame it all on the oil and gas taxes. That way you can charge much more and increase the gas prices. This will then increase inflation to a point where no one will be able to buy anything. Good thinking.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:33:55 PM

more jobs would fix this

remember Obama is got a laser eye on the economy....
thank goodness he cares.....LOL
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:31:16 PM

We have some surpluses. Not putting all your eggs in one basket could mean having more toll roads. Oklahoma has more miles of toll road per capita than any other state and second in total miles to NY.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:26:42 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:26:23 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:25:16 PM

repeat
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:21:09 PM

Don't put all your eggs in one basket...
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give and take
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:19:56 PM

Looks like they will have to raise taxes.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:14:11 PM

goodness
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You are lucky to have gotten what you did.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:10:45 PM

Check
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:09:35 PM

leze medical marijuana like every other state having money issues! it seem to work for them, or does it?
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:06:59 PM

Okay I read it
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:06:31 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:56:04 PM

too bad for them that they relied so much on petroleum to fund the state
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:55:15 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:53:31 PM

That's what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket.
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aarrrt
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:50:18 PM

Guess they'll have to raise taxes. What else do our elected officials know?
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:49:41 PM

So what then?
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:49:18 PM

should help them now. Prices going up
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