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Oklahoma's top prosecutor favors tax hike repeal effort

Oklahoma's top prosecutor favors tax hike repeal effort

Updated: Wed, May 30, 2018 2:44 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office has sided with a group trying to repeal recently approved tax hikes meant to fund teacher pay raises.

The office on Tuesday said the wording of the group's referendum petition for a statewide vote is clear enough for people to understand what tax hikes would be repealed, the Oklahoman reported. The opinion is a loss for the Oklahoma Education Association, the second education group to get turned down by Attorney General Mike Hunter.

But state attorneys also said the state Supreme Court should clarify whether the tax bill referendum would affect a separate teacher pay raise bill.

"This is important, because if (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," Hunter's office said in written arguments... FULL ARTICLE

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