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Legislators increase education funding, kick most health and criminal justice questions down the road

StateImpact followed legislators’ actions on education, criminal justice reform, Medicaid expansion and abortion.

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Educators wary of political hopefuls promising school funding without tax increases

Educators have proven to be a powerful force throughout the primaries and a rising political outsider who opposes a key issue among many teachers is having trouble getting their support.

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Anxiety about teacher pay-raises grows as tax repeal effort builds and legal questions mount

This past legislative session lawmakers passed a $430 million tax package in order to fund teacher pay raises. Now a group called Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite is working to overturn the tax increases. This has created a lot of uncertainty for school leaders who now wonder if they’ll be able to afford the teacher raises they fought so hard for.

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The effort to overturn funding for teacher pay-raises explained

An anti-tax group is circulating a petition to overturn new state taxes, but multiple education groups have challenged the petition, saying it is unconstitutional.

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