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Union leader:  Oklahoma revenue proposals not enough

Union officials still are crunching numbers on the proposals

April 05, 2018 - 6:43 pm
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A leader of Oklahoma's largest teacher union says he doesn't think two revenue bills pending in the Senate are enough to prevent a teacher walkout from stretching into next week.

Oklahoma Education Association Executive Director David Duvall said Thursday that union officials still are crunching numbers on the proposals to expand tribal gaming and tax certain Internet sales that would generate about $40 million dollars annually.

Duvall said that union members will decide when to end the walkout that has shuttered some of the state's largest school districts all week, but that he expects teachers to return to the Capitol next week.

The Senate is expected to take up the two measures on Friday and send them to the governor for her signature.
 

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