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Oklahoma Supreme Court voids challenge to teacher pay tax


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Friday that an initiative petition that would overturn a package of tax hikes for funding teacher pay raises and public schools is invalid.

In a divided ruling, Oklahoma's highest court said the proposed referendum "is legally insufficient" and ordered that the initiative petition not appear on the general election ballot in November.

The court's majority opinion said a brief description of the proposal that appears on signature pages is insufficient and the measure's proposed ballot title is misleading.

"The gist of the petition is no...

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