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Oklahoma voters could address tax hike threshold


March 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters would get to decide whether to make it easier for the Legislature to raise taxes under a bill that has narrowly cleared the House.

House Joint Resolution 1050 passed Thursday on a bipartisan 51-41 vote. The measure now heads to the Senate.

The bill would lower the state constitution's three-fourth's majority requirement needed for the Legislature to pass a tax increase to a two-third's majority. Oklahoma's three-fourth's criteria is among the highest in the nation.

The threshold has proved problematic for Republican leaders looking to pass tax hikes to...

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