As a former longtime legislative fiscal director, state and county finance official, and now a city manager, I've seen the unintended, damaging impact that too hastily considered legislation can have on our local governments and state economy. That's what led me to approach former House Speaker Chris Benge and Sen. Mike Mazzei with a long-overdue, fiscally conservative proposed reform, which under their leadership became the MFIA.
Here's hoping today's committee chairmen draw on this simple but important common-sense fiscal tool to ensure better-informed, more fiscally responsible policymaking, unlike what we see from their federal counterparts.
Enevoldsen is city manager of Bixby.
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