President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, issued the following statement after the Governor’s announcement Thursday afternoon:
"Governor Fallin deserves a tremendous amount of credit for her dedication, tenacity and leadership on the most important issues facing Oklahoma this legislative session. We have accomplished much together that frankly wouldn't have been possible this year without the Governor leading the way.
“I remain committed to helping the Governor advance a significant income tax reduction that reflects her jobs-focused, conservative leadership. While we have yet to produce a final proposal, we found much common ground between many tax cut bills debated this session. Going forward, Governor Fallin has given us all something to build on-- I'm proud of our efforts and honored to work with her."