The Oklahoma Policy Institute said last week that Oklahoma lawmakers would have had up to $600 million more to spend on education and other programs the last two years if the Legislature had not cut income tax rates.

The institute, which advocates for the poor, said revenue from state income taxes grew 7.5% between fiscal 1992 and 2006, but only 1% in the last two years because of tax cuts approved by the Legislature in 2004 and 2006.

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