Heritage Action supports Stitt on vetoes and special session

Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Oklahomans, released a statement this week from Executive Director Jessica Anderson in support of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s recent actions as chief executive.

Anderson praised Governor Stitt for announcing his “Real Relief Plan” and echoing his calls for a June special session.

Anderson said: “Oklahomans and their families don’t want their elected officials to rubber-stamp flawed legislation so they have a talking point during the next election –- they want real relief from the problems they are facing at the gas pump, in the grocery store, or as they try to pay rent or purchase their first homes.

“Thanks to Governor Stitt and his new plan, Oklahomans have a real leader they can count on to fight for them and their families.”

The press release from Heritage Action summarized those recent steps as follows:

“Governor Stitt vetoed two bills that would have failed to solve Oklahomans’ problems, Senate Bill 1075 and House Bill 4474. Every single household is struggling with the fallout of Washington’s reckless spending and disastrous energy policies, but these bills would have only provided minimal relief to a select few families in Oklahoma.

“As Governor Stitt understands, real relief means passing measures that allow all Oklahomans to keep more of their hard-earned money and have the opportunity to provide for their families.

“We look forward to Governor Stitt’s special session in June to consider new initiatives to help individuals and families, like repealing the state grocery tax and reducing the state income tax.”

Further background information from Heritage Action:

“Governor Stitt announced a veto of two pieces of legislation – S.B. 1075 and H.B. 4474.

“S.B. 1075 would have given a tax break to individuals purchasing a new car or truck, but would have failed to provide any relief to the rest of Oklahomans who are already struggling with rising prices at the gas pump, in the grocery store, or as they purchase any other basic necessities.

“H.B. 4474 would have sent ‘relief’ checks to Oklahomans, months down the road in December. To offset the current 8.3% inflation rates and historic high gas prices, this legislation would have sent $75 to individuals and $150 to married couples.

“As Governor Stitt pointed out, these checks would have been subject to federal taxation, meaning that part of these checks would be sent back to the federal government in Washington, D.C.

“In the announcement, Governor Stitt called for a special session to consider meaningful proposals that would benefit all Oklahomans, like repealing the state grocery tax and reducing the state income tax.”