Teacher pay, tax hikes top Oklahoma Legislature's agenda - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Teacher pay, tax hikes top Oklahoma Legislature's agenda

Posted: Updated:

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A pay raise for teachers plus tax hikes to pay for it and patch budget holes will be among the top priorities facing the Oklahoma Legislature when it convenes Monday got its 2018 session.

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin will deliver her eighth and final State of the State address to the GOP-controlled Legislature early Monday afternoon and is likely to focus on those two issues. She also is expected to urge lawmakers to continue their efforts to curb the state's growing prison population.

The Legislature's top priority is writing a budget for the next fiscal year, but lawmakers still must finish the current budget. The Legislature hasn't fully funded three major agencies since a cigarette tax approved last year was tossed by the state Supreme Court.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.