Liberal, KS

Now: 34 °F

Currently: Light Snow / Windy

Hi: 38 °F | Lo: 31 °F

Monday

Hi: 55 °F 

Lo: 38 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 68 °F 

Lo: 42 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 39 °F

Thursday

Hi: 67 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Friday

Hi: 73 °F 

Lo: 46 °F

Oklahoma Teachers Could See 1st Pay Raise in 9 Years

Joe Denoyer - April 5, 2017 3:29 pm

Oklahoma teachers would receive their first pay increase in nine years under a bill approved by a Senate committee, despite concerns that lawmakers have yet to figure out how they’re going to pay for it.

A Senate budget subcommittee voted Wednesday for the bill that calls for a $1,000 pay raise for teachers next year, $2,000 the following year and $3,000 the third year. The bill now goes to the full Senate Appropriations Committee.

Each $1,000 pay raise costs the state about $53 million, and there is no agreement among Republican legislative leaders and the governor on how the plan would be funded. Among the ideas being discussed are increasing the fuel tax, expanding the sales tax, eliminating some tax subsidies and cutting agency budgets.

 

Latest Stories

School Closures/Information

School Closures for Monday May 1: USD 210 Hugoton closed USD 480 students who reside on...

Winter Storm Warning Continues Through Sunday

ENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Amarillo TX 1214 PM CDT Sun Apr 30...

Terror Suspects Seek Trial Delay

(AP) -Three western Kansas men accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in Garden City are...