Group Calls For Less Government Spending, Lower Taxes

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 11:21 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The director of a conservative grass-roots organization says Oklahoma could cut spending by consolidating administrative functions at some of the state's 539 school districts.

But Stuart Jolly, state director of Americans for Prosperity, stopped short Wednesday of calling for consolidation of school districts in the state.

Jolly says school consolidation is a politically explosive issue, especially in rural communities where local schools are the center of community activities. But he says administrative functions, including superintendents and their staffs, could be combined.

Jolly says the group supports lower taxes and less government spending. He says reductions in the state franchise tax will encourage new business to locate in the state.