- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A new state commission tasked with analyzing whether Oklahoma is getting its money’s worth from billions of dollars in state tax giveaways to businesses is meeting in Oklahoma City.

The Incentive Evaluation Committee will hold its second meeting at the state Capitol on Tuesday as they begin to study Oklahoma’s various tax incentives.

The panel will hear from Jay Moon, an economic development expert from Mississippi, and David Blatt, the director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute and a longtime critic of some of Oklahoma’s tax subsidies for businesses and industries.

The commission also is expected to receive a preliminary list of the incentives that are subject to evaluation.

Independent evaluators will help the commission analyze an estimated 70 incentives over the next four years.


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