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Oklahoma governor, Senate near deal on teacher pay raise


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate Republicans reached a tentative agreement Thursday on a plan to give Oklahoma teachers another $1,200 pay raise next year, resolving a major stumbling block on a budget agreement.

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat said he is presenting the governor a plan for $200 million in new spending on public education, including $70 million for the across-the-board pay raise for teachers.

"We think we have a viable way of getting the teacher pay raise that the House and governor have been advocating for and a substantial amount into the classroom as...

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