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The Oklahoma congress is considering reducing or eliminating tax credits for the working poor; many faith-based and other nonprofit leaders are speaking out in support of the tax credits.

"Ministers and nonprofit groups urged state lawmakers Wednesday not to reduce or eliminate tax credits that benefit low-income Oklahomans.

"David Blatt, executive director of the Tulsa-based Oklahoma Policy Institute, said at a Capitol news conference that a legislative plan under consideration would reduce the Oklahoma Earned Income Tax Credit, Sales Tax Relief Credit and Child Care Tax Credit.

"The credits support more than 400,000 low- to moderate-income families and seniors."--Barbara Hoberock, Tulsa World

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