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Oklahoma Court Voids Petition to Repeal Taxes Funding Teacher Raises
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Oklahoma Court Voids Petition to Repeal Taxes Funding Teacher Raises

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered June 22 that a referendum to repeal tax increases enacted in April to fund teacher raises should be stricken from the ballot. The court ruled 5-2 that the petitions for State Question 799 were “misleading for multiple reasons,” including that it failed to mention a tax on little…

Far-Right Group Pushes for Vote to Void Oklahoma Teachers’ Raise
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Far-Right Group Pushes for Vote to Void Oklahoma Teachers’ Raise

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—A petition campaign led by former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is threatening to nullify the $6,100-a-year pay raise Oklahoma teachers won after their walkout last spring. Coburn’s group, Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite, is collecting signatures for a ballot referendum that would void the about $430 million in tax increases on cigarettes, motor fuel, and…

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