January 29, 2017 archive

Legislator Proposes Plan to Replace Oklahoma Reliance on Energy Sector Taxes

Among the more than 2,000 bills filed for the 2017 session of the Oklahoma legislature is HB 1401, a measure by Rep. John Michael Montgomery to end the state’s reliance on income tax and energy sector taxes. “As I talk with constituents and fellow Oklahomans, it is clear that they want a long-term vision and …

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Legislator Proposes 5-cent a barrel fee to receive Out-Of-State Wastewater for Oklahoma Injection Wells

A Democratic lawmaker from Chickasha is proposing a nickel-a-barrel fee on liquids dumped into any injection or wastewater disposal well in the state. Rep. David Perryman’s HB 1330 would also require operators of commercial disposal wells to maintain logs of all loads of “deleterious” substances disposed at the wells. The logs would also have to …

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