Proposed Budget Bill Fails in Oklahoma House

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In a 54-43 vote, the proposed revenue package introduced by Gov. Mary Fallin and GOP leaders failed to garner the 3/4 majority vote needed to pass in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The proposed package would’ve place a $1.50 tax on a pack of cigarettes, a six-cent fuel tax increase, tax revisions on alcoholic beverages, a restoration of the Earned Income Tax credit and would have provided a $3,000 pay increase for teachers and a $1,000 raise for state employees.

15 Republicans joined Democrats in opposing the bill.

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Sean Gallagher