- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The chairman of the Oklahoma Tax Commission is withdrawing his resignation and says he intends to continue to lead the three-member panel.

Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday that Steve Burrage asked her to withdraw his resignation. Burrage had notified Fallin last month that he intended to resign due to personal reasons.

Fallin said in a news release that she never accepted the resignation and is pleased Burrage will remain as chairman of the commission. Burrage didn’t immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

Burrage is a longtime banker from Antlers who previously served as state auditor and inspector and on the Board of Corrections.

Fallin appointed Burrage in 2015 to the Tax Commission, which oversees the collection of fees and taxes and the distribution and apportionment of various state revenues.

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