Rep.  Jason Murphey

Republican Party Platform Sets the Standards

The higher the score the more conservative the legislator


2018 RINO Score of 100

Got all of the votes correct

Towns in district include:  Cashion, Cedar Valley, Cimarron City, Edmond, Guthrie

Zip codes in district include:  73007, 73012, 73016, 73025, 73027, 73034, 73044, 73054, 73058

Link to District map

Representative Jason Murphey did a terrific job representing his voters this year. He got   all of the votes correct that put him to be at 1st spot from the top and 100th spot from the bottom of the index list.  Here is their contact info, please contact them and voice your opinion on their voting record.

Jason.Murphey@okhouse.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Sarah Spencer 
(405) 557-7350

 

 

 

 

Rep.  Jason Murphey

Republican Party Platform Sets the Standards

The higher the score the more conservative the legislator


2017 RINO Score of 100

Got all of the votes correct

Towns in district include:  Cashion, Cedar Valley, Cimarron City, Edmond, Guthrie

Zip codes in district include:  73007, 73012, 73016, 73025, 73027, 73034, 73044, 73054, 73058

Link to District map

Representative Jason Murphey did a terrific job representing his voters this year. He got   all of the votes correct that put him to be at 1st spot from the top and 100th spot from the bottom of the index list.  Here is their contact info, please contact them and voice your opinion on their voting record.

Jason.Murphey@okhouse.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Sarah Spencer 
(405) 557-7350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2017 Special Session Index Score   100

He got  all of the votes right!

Oklahoma was subjected to the cost of two special elections late in 2017 in an effort to raise taxes to cover the tax increases that were knocked down by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2017.  There weren’t a lot of bills heard, no bills to cut waste or make government more efficient were considered thanks to a veto threat by Gov. Mary Fallin. 

HB 1035X, the tax increase on cigarettes and other tobacco.

The vote was 54 to 44

, with 76 votes needed to pass thanks to the constitutional protections of SQ 640. Follow the link above to view the votes of the House members. This was a bad vote for many reasons, first the tobacco taxes impact the poor, working classes, and the mentally ill more than anyone else. Very little of the money was to be used to stop smoking, and we have the TSET funds for that already that are being wasted on bike trails and paid ads telling us to drink water. The pointed out waste in the budget hadn’t been addressed, in fact Fallin threatened to veto any bill that cut waste. No audits have been done despite the loss or theft of tens of millions of dollars in state money.

 

HB 1054X, which taxed cigarettes, tobacco, and added new fuel taxes.

That one nearly passed, 71 to 27,

with 76 votes needed to raise taxes thanks to SQ 640’s protections. One has to know that this was once again another log rolling bill that would have been challenged had it passed.

 

HB 1085X, which was another Gross Production Tax increase from 2% to 4% and/or a change in exemption dates. It failed on a

64 to 31 vote, needing 76 to pass. We at STP are ambivalent on the GPT increases for several reasons. First some change needs done because the old vertical well businesses are penalized while the newer horizontal wells, fracking, are given massive tax exemptions. Yet raising

 

 

 

Picture of the special session RINO Index score

taxes of any kind before the waste is looked at and agency performance audits are done overrides the imbalance in taxation and the resulting unfairness. The fact is that the donor class are terrified over SQ 795 vote coming up in November, they see their bribe money paid to legislators going down the drain if that thing passes.

SQ 795 puts an additional 5% GPT tax on oil wells in the first 36 months

, evading the bought and paid for tax evasion credits that the donor classes paid to have passed in earlier years. The money will go to teacher pay increases and education. In the end HB 1085X was a vote to head off SQ 795 passing by passing slightly higher taxes for the oil industry and as it would be simple legislation it could later be overturned and rolled back to the old corporate welfare. Not so with the state question.

HB 1033XX was the notorious Step On Oklahoma Plan, fronted by the same old suspects in the donor class and the Oklahoman and other liberal media. Presented as a bunch of newly energized disinterested businessmen that spontaneously put together a plan to “save” the state from the incompetent legislature (whom they had bribed to raise taxes illegally) the plan and the “heroes” and selfless men and women that were pushing the plan were constantly paraded on the liberal media.

HB 1033X went down 63 to 35 with 76 votes needed to pass.

The bill would have place nearly a half billion dollars in new and increased tobacco taxes despite the hundreds of millions of TSET money that was being wasted each year on “drink more water” ads and bike trails. TSET has always been corporate welfare and a place for politicians to find work after terming out of office.

 
HB 1020XX was one of the only bills where a Yes vote was good as it was a small cut to state agencies to balance the budget. The Democrats messed up voting against this but that is their tactics, to try to rally their base by obstructing. Kind of weird, our allies in stopping the tax increases but they are against balancing the budget with some tiny cuts.