Common Education

  •    Teacher pay increase of at least $5,000 with recurring funding resource
    •  Additional long term goal of pay increase for longer serving teachers and high performing teachers
    • Reinstitute bonus program for nationally certified teachers 
  •     Expand charter schools and the Education Scholarship Tax Credit program
  •     Provide greater incentives for voluntary mergers of school administration
  •     Modify academic performance ranking criteria and provide incentives for improvement

Finance and Budget

  •    Reduce cost of special interest tax breaks
    • Eliminate zero emission facility tax credit in 2017
    • Initiate a comprehensive review of the tax code with the objective of lower rates, less loopholes, and a broadens base of taxpayers
  •     Redirect "Off the top" revenues to the general appropriation process
    • Pause the $59,7M automatic increase to ROADS program
  •     Initiate performance review of entire state government
    • Use private funds for cost
    • Require RFP process

Job Growth and Economy

  •    Restructure tax code for lower rates and a broader base of taxpayers
    •  Eliminate the franchise tax and reduce corporate income tax rate to 5%
    • Reduce personal income tax rate to 4%
    • Eliminate income tax preferences and sales tax exemptions
  •    Develop a tax incentive program to recruit doctors
    • Model the program after Aerospace Engineer incentive
    • Target new doctors graduating from OU and OSU
  •     Fund the governor's quick action closing fund
    • Annual deposits of at least $1M
    • Improve specifications and reporting

Higher Education

  •    Increase college degree completions
  •     Innovate academic programs for the 21st Century economy
  •     Promote online Education
  •     Invest in workforce development
  •     Require fiscal stability, affordability and efficiencies
  •     Utilize and advance new technology


  •     The very successful ROADS Program should be maintained
  •     As the deficient roads and bridges get repaired, a long term infrastructure plan should be developed for prioritizing economic growth
  •     Financing road expenditures should shift from operations cash flow to financing from the capital markets
  •     A long term lease of the Oklahoma turnpike system should be pursued to eliminate the current debt load and fund statewide infrastructure