House Democrats announce support for $560M tax hike plan
October 6, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leader of the Oklahoma House Democrats says he's prepared to deliver the votes of all 28 of his members for a broad budget agreement that includes tax increases on cigarettes, fuel, oil and gas production and income of the state's top earners.
Flanked by a dozen members of his caucus on Thursday, House Minority Leader Scott Inman says the plan would generate about $560 million annually and include enough revenue for a $2,000-a-year pay raise for Oklahoma teachers.
A spokesman for House Speaker Charles McCall says no agreement has been reached and that negotiations...