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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…

NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus
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NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision June 27 was intended to undermine public-sector unions, ruling that it violates nonmembers’ free-speech rights if they have to pay unions fees to cover the cost of representation. But leaders of New York’s main public-sector unions are maintaining an optimistic attitude, saying they can…

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