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Oil industry group challenges petition for teacher raises


January 12, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma oil and gas industry group has challenged a proposed state question that seeks to give teachers a $4,000 pay raise by equalizing gross production taxes on oil and gas wells.

The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association filed two challenges Wednesday with the Oklahoma Supreme Court against State Question 795. The association's filings argue that the proposal is unconstitutional because it addresses numerous general subjects and is unclear, and that the petition uses biased language.

"A pay raise for Oklahoma teachers is popular," but the state question "i...

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