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OICA Thanks Senate for Bipartisan Proposal Featured

Written by  Thursday, 26 October 2017 22:16
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Press release

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) thanked lawmakers in the State Senate for passing a resolution supporting a budget deal that would include both a cigarette tax and an increase in the Gross Production Tax on oil and natural gas.

 

“The Senate’s bipartisan resolution endorsing an increase in the Gross Production Tax demonstrates that Republicans and Democrats can work together to find common ground," said OICA CEO Joe Dorman. "OICA is asking lawmakers to continue to work across party lines to prevent massive cuts to agencies that directly support Oklahoma children. We cannot allow political partisanship to hold hostage the delivery of health and mental health services that kids and families rely on.”

 

About OICA
The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy was established in 1983 by a group of citizens to create a strong advocacy network that would provide a voice for the needs of children and youth in Oklahoma, particularly those in the state’s care and those growing up amid poverty, violence, abuse and neglect, disparities, or other situations that put their lives and future at risk.

Our mission statement: “Creating awareness, taking action and changing policy to improve the health, safety and well-being of Oklahoma’s children.“

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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