Hiett opposes car tag plan

Wednesday, August 9th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- State Representative Todd Hiett is continuing to battle a Democrat-sponsored car tag tax-cut plan headed for a vote at the August 22nd primary election.

Hiett held news conferences in Tulsa and Oklahoma City today to denounce the plan as a flim-flam, while contending he was not trying to influence anyone's vote. He pointed to Tax Commission figures showing the plan will increase excise taxes by $106,000,000.

Overall, Tax Commission figures show the proposal will reduce car tag costs by $23,000,000. Most car owners in Oklahoma renew their tags each year and will get a break under the plan. Purchasers of new cars also will reap a substantial savings.