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Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Tax Plan

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    The Oklahoma Supreme Court is considering a plan to ask voters to repeal tax hikes on cigarettes, fuel and energy production approved by the Legislature this year. 
    Justices heard arguments in the case Monday.
    Attorneys representing Oklahoma teachers say the plan to overturn a package of tax hikes for funding teacher pay raises and public schools is deeply flawed and should be rejected by the state's highest court.
    The money from the taxes was to be used to fund an average $6,100 teacher pay increase.
    An anti-tax group led by former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn has launched a referendum petition seeking a vote to overturn the taxes. 
 

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