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“Sales-Tax Plan Clarified by Attorney General’s Opinion”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
October 6, 2012

If there’s any money leftover when Vision 2025 expires at the end of 2016, “it can’t be used for new purposes without a separate vote of the people,” reports the Tulsa World’s Wayne Greene.

County commissioners can ask voters to approve a tax that takes effect after they leave office, but they can’t extend the length of a tax or change a tax’s purpose without a vote of the people, according to an official opinion from Attorney General Scott Pruitt … The six-page opinion affirms the legality of the Vision2 proposal, County Commissioner John Smaligo said.

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One Response to ““Sales-Tax Plan Clarified by Attorney General’s Opinion””

  1. Chad Wyche says:

    This pertains to governmental budgeting. A basic rule is to use up all the money of the current year to be able to make up a budget for the subsequent year. Money lefy over cannot be carriesd over to the following year.

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