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By Paul Monies
Oklahoma Watch 

Q&A: 'Corporate prairie fire' led to plan for fixing state budget


January 19, 2018

A broad-based coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders are the latest group to offer a specific plan to end the state’s ongoing budget impasse.

The proposal is sweeping and dramatic, and is backed by some of the most prominent and powerful industry interests in the state. Whether it will fly with legislators and citizens remains to be seen.

Step Up Oklahoma unveiled a package of tax increases and changes in laws intended to improve state governance at a news conference Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center. The proposal would boost funding for core services and give teachers an...

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