'Step-Up' Vote on Today's Agenda in the House

Feb 12, 2018

Credit File photo

The Oklahoma House is expected to vote today, in Special Session, on a package of ‘revenue enhancements’.  That is legislative-speak for tax increases.

The measures would increase the cost of cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. It would increase the cost of a gallon of gasoline by 6-cents per gallon. The tax on new oil and gas wells would go from 2% to 4%.

That is expected to raise enough revenue to give Oklahoma teachers a $5,000 annual pay hike.

The measure will require a three-fourths majority to pass and be sent on to the state senate for consideration.