Liberal, KS

Now: 73 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 73 °F | Lo: 68 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 68 °F

Thursday

Hi: 101 °F 

Lo: 72 °F

Friday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 70 °F

Saturday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 73 °F

Sunday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 70 °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

Deported Felon Caught in Stanton County

   Elias Castro-Coj, 42, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States...

California Man Charged with Drug Crimes in Meade County

Christian Delgado-Lopez, 29, Dana Point, Calif., is charged with possessing with intent to distribute more than...

Wind Energy Project Sees New Life

A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a...