Leonard Sullivan Rips 'Bookkeeping jujitsu'
“It is amazing to me that the State of Oklahoma continues in failing to pay its obligations but insists the legislature is balancing the budget. No they are not. They are ignoring reimbursements due county government.
"This obligation is a failure of fiscal responsibility. This kind of bookkeeping jujitsu is irresponsible. By refusing to recognize, ignoring and failing to pay the financial obligations of the State of Oklahoma it is easy to balance a budget. But in any household in our state, if citizens refused to pay their obligations for mortgages, car payments or credit card obligations, those families would lose everything through bankruptcy and lawsuits,” Sullivan said.
“Each year the expenses for counties grow for housing jail inmates and the cost of hiring good people to bring Oklahoma Counties into the technological age, but the state fails to pay the money owed to counties to reimburse them for the double-homestead exemption designed to provide property tax breaks for our low-income homeowners,” Sullivan explained.
“We will work with legislators of both parties who support county government to get this obligation paid...."