Fallin told reporters she has not ruled out the possibility of reducing a set of tax breaks for horizontal gas drilling. The incentives have been widely criticized by some as unfair and unnecessary, and earlier this week Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger said they should be re-examined.
“It’s important we sit down with the industry and discuss this,” Fallin said. “The question is, what’s fair to everybody?”
Fallin’s appearance, an annual event, drew an estimated 1,000 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, state Superintendent Janet Barresi, state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones and more than a dozen state legislators.