Some Oklahoma high court justices say fees may be fine
August 9, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several Oklahoma Supreme Court justices suggested Tuesday that the Legislature's approval of hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue-raising measures earlier this year does pass constitutional muster.
Auto dealers, cigarette manufacturers and other interests have launched a court challenge to the increases. Attorneys for them told the state's highest court during oral arguments that the new fees are actually unconstitutional "taxes" that violate a state constitutional prohibition against passing revenue-raising measures in the final five days of a legislative s...