Oklahoma Senate panel OKs teacher pay bill, but no funding
April 6, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers would receive their first pay increase in nine years under a bill approved by a Senate committee, despite concerns that lawmakers have yet to figure out how they're going to pay for it.
A Senate budget subcommittee voted Wednesday for the bill that calls for a $1,000 pay raise for teachers next year, $2,000 the following year and $3,000 the third year. The bill now goes to the full Senate Appropriations Committee.
Each $1,000 pay raise costs the state about $53 million, and there is no agreement among Republican legislative leaders and the governor o...