Oklahoma Horse Industry Pushes Back Against Governor's Sales Tax Plan

The plan would lift the state's sales tax exemption on horses.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing a plan that would lift the state's sales tax exemption on horses.

Leaders in Oklahoma's horse racing industry are pushing back against Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to pull the state's sales tax exemption on horses. Fallin's plan would bring in about $1.3 million a year to help fill a $1.5-billion deficit.

"She's trying to fill a $1.5-billion gap in the budget," said Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association executive director Debbie Schauf. "This measure will generate $1.3 (million) to $1.4 million a year, but at the expense of an industry that creates $3.6 billion a year."

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