Is the House of the People of Oklahoma Going to Do the Right Thing?
The House of Representatives is intended to be close to the people and vulnerable should they not follow the general will of the populace. The two year terms and smaller districts make it vastly easier to take one of them down if they have a bad voting record. For this reason the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma says the purse strings are kept in the House, with all revenue raising bills originating in the House.
This is going to be a major factor in the negotiations for a special session, Mary Fallin knows better than to schedule a special session without having an agreement in advance and it appears that House leadership has executed a hard U turn from the tax and spend policy of the 2017 Legislative session. Last week the McCarville Report (may his corrupt RINO butt rot in hell) jumped the gun claiming that a deal was in for Mary Fallin's billion dollar tax increase plan but a letter sent out this week by Doerflinger said otherwise and inside sources are saying that House leadership has had their come to Jesus moment and is going to hold the line on new taxes and tax increases.