Lawmakers, organizations respond to Thursday ruling

Cigarette tax struck down Lawmakers, organizations respond to Thursday ruling – Stillwater News Press – August 10, 2017

Chris Powell, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate:

“If this had been upheld it would have entirely gutted the meaning of SQ 640. This almost certainly means a special session for this dysfunctional Legislature to try again. I have no expectation that there will be any improvement in the ineffective leadership from the Governor’s office. (The decision is evidence that) Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and State Auditor Gary Jones should not have voted to certify this budget. They should have joined State Treasurer Ken Miller in voting no. Unconstitutional revenue doesn’t require rubber stamp approval.”