Budget & Tax

Jonathan Small | January 2, 2018

A pay raise for Christmas

Jonathan Small

“America needs a tax cut,” Gov. Mary Fallin and several other GOP governors said in a Dec. 7 letter urging Congress to pass tax reform and send it to President Trump.

“We’ve proven in our states that you can cut taxes, create jobs, and generate budget surpluses all at the same time,” Gov. Fallin and her colleagues wrote. “If it can work in our states, it can work for America.”

She’s right. Happily, the tax bill passed and was signed into law. Some Oklahomans have already seen larger paychecks as a result.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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