Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week

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Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week
Six-year-old Coe Amos, a student in the Deer Creek school district of Edmond, Okla., stands in line to enter the state Capitol on the fifth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are slated to return to the state Capitol amid a second week of massive teacher demonstrations for more classroom money.

Leaders of Oklahoma’s largest teacher’s union said protests would continue Monday unless lawmakers approve a repeal of a capital gains tax exemption and the governor vetoes a repeal of a proposed lodging tax.

The -per-night lodging tax would generate about million annually. It’s faced opposition from chambers of commerce and the hospitality industry. Axing the capital gains tax deduction would generate about million annually.

The Senate Friday sent Gov. Mary Fallin two bills projected to generate million more annually for education by expanding tribal gambling and taxing certain internet sales. Teachers said that wasn’t enough.

Fallin already approved raising teacher pay by about ,100.