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.