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Oklahoma attorney general urges state Supreme Court to reject second challenge to repeal petition

Oklahoma attorney general urges state Supreme Court to reject second challenge to repeal petition

NewsOK
by CHRIS CASTEEL
Published: Wed, May 30, 2018 5:00 AM

In the second of two legal challenges, the Oklahoma attorney general's office sided again on Tuesday with the group trying to repeal tax hikes recently approved to fund teacher pay raises.

Despite some problems, the wording of the petition being circulated for a statewide vote is clear enough for people to understand what tax hikes would be repealed, the attorney general's office told the Oklahoma Supreme Court in written arguments.

However, the Supreme Court should clarify whether the referendum on the tax bill will affect the separate teacher pay raise bill, the state attorneys said in their brief.

"This is important, because if HB1010xx (the tax bill) is properly put to a vote, the voters will benefit from this Court's authoritative guidance of the implications of their vote," the attorney general's office wrote... FULL ARTICLE

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