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Legislative committees to consider tax bills supported by Step Up Oklahoma

Legislative committees to consider tax bills supported by Step Up Oklahoma

NewsOK
by Randy Ellis  
Published: February 8, 2018 5:00 AM CDT
Updated: February 8, 2018 5:00 AM CDT

State lawmakers filed 11 Step Up Oklahoma bills this week, giving Oklahomans their first detailed look at how they propose to carry out at a plan to resuscitate state government that is backed by a statewide coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders.

Votes by legislative committees on some of the special session measures could take place as early as Thursday.

Two of the most anticipated bills are House Bill 1030 and House Bill 1033.

HB 1030 is the bill that would provide teachers with $5,000 pay raises. Low teacher pay has been a political issue for years, with numerous complaints about teachers leaving the state for jobs in Texas and elsewhere, creating a teacher shortage... FULL ARTICLE

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