State Senate Passes Surprise Teacher Pay Raise Bill
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - The Senate called a meeting Wednesday evening, to vote on a plan that will raise teacher pay.
During the meeting, the Senate presented the plan for a 12.7 percent raise. A $450 million bill that will include a $1 cigarette tax, a 6-cent per gallon gas and diesel tax and a raise on gross production from two to four percent passed by a vote of 35-11.
They still have to vote on the actual funding.
House Democrats and the OEA are opposing it because it doesn't include support staff or increase education funding.
This is a developing story and will be updated with the latest.