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The Latest: Oklahoma teachers union seeks more funding


December 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a state panel certifying more than $600 million in additional funding for Oklahoma's budget (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

The state's largest teachers union is asking Oklahoma lawmakers for more than $400 million in additional funding, mostly for bigger raises for teachers and support personnel.

The Oklahoma Education Association announced their budget proposal on Wednesday, just hours after a state panel certified a record $8.2 billion in revenue available for lawmakers to spend next year. That's an increase of about $612 million over the current year.


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