The Case for Curbing Oklahoma's Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

David Blatt
Director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute

Energy production boosts jobs, economic growth, and tax revenues in Oklahoma. But oil and gas producers enjoy outmoded tax breaks, which should be allowed to expire because they drain revenues needed for schools, health care, roads and airports, and other supports for future prosperity.

Read Blatt's brief here.

Learn more about David Blatt's research on budget and tax policies, economic development, and health care and education – including his many contributions to public discussions in Oklahoma. Blatt serves as the Director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, a Tulsa based non-profit organization that provides information, analysis, and ideas about state policy issues and promotes expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans.

"OK Policy," as the Institute is known for short, participates in two nationwide networks of state-level policy research organizations, the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative and the Economic Analysis and Research Network.

February, 2013