Friday, February 16, 2007

Do the Math

GOP Rep. Randy Terrill, HD 53, who lays a false claim to establishing the state's premier college tuition assistance program OHLAP, has some explaining to do.

Terrill has positioned himself as an "OHLAP supporter" yet has not provided any suggestions for permanent funding.

Governor Brad Henry has proposed using 1.25% of the state income tax as a permanent funding source for OHLAP, also called Oklahoma's Promise. Henry's proposal would fully fund the program as it now exists.

Terrill wants to further reduce the state income tax which would result in a loss of about $400 million in state revenue.

Rep. Terrill, how many students could attend college under OHLAP if the state provided $400 million in funding every year? Do the math.

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