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Oklahoma court denies stay in lawsuit challenging fees

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request to stop the state from collecting a new 1.25 percent tax on automobile sales.

The court on Friday denied a stay requested in a lawsuit by Republican gubernatorial candidate Gary Richardson, allowing the tax to go into effect on Saturday.

The lawsuit also challenges new fees on electric and compressed natural gas vehicles that's to go into effect Nov. 1, and a law uncoupling Oklahoma's standard deduction rate for income tax returns from the federal rate.

The court has scheduled oral arguments in the lawsuit for Aug. 8, th...



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