Budget & Tax

Jonathan Small | September 22, 2017

Focusing the special session

Jonathan Small

Here we are, preparing for a special legislative session (at $30,000 per day) to maintain total government spending levels while the state is in a recession compared to 2014. Some are focused only on where to reach into your pockets with tax increases.

Working Oklahoma families, faced with $13 billion in lost income during the recent recession, have already arrived at the solution. It’s called cost avoidance, as in spending only on critical needs, and not counting on being able to hijack more from someone else’s wallet.

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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