Tag Archives: State Question 779

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Cover Story: Chicken-Fried News year in review and predictions for 2017

Cover Story: Chicken-Fried News year in review and predictions for 2017

CFN looks back on 2016 and makes predictions about what Okies will get up to in 2017.

Thousands gather on at the Oklahoma State Capitol for a Teacher's Rally, Monday, March 30, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Teacher pay remains at the forefront of citizens’ minds after the election

State leaders and local groups plan to continue to fight for teacher raises in Oklahoma.

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With majority of state in favor of teacher pay raises, question becomes how to fund them

“This was a glimpse of hope that the tide might turn for the better for [teachers], and not just for us, but future teachers and students,” Flores said. “I went home and I felt relieved. I was for it, and I wanted to help.”

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Commentary: State questions require voter diligence

Oklahoma’s state questions affect our everyday lives and must be carefully considered before Election Day.

Lori Zehnder's 3rd grade classroom at Linwood Elementary School with Donors Choose supplies in forground, 8-27-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Voters consider education tax and review lottery promises

State Question 779 would bolster education funding with a 1 percent rise in sales and use tax.

Dave Bond, CEO of OCPA IMPACT, at his offices in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State Question 779 sparks debate over sales tax

State Question 779 would utilize a 1 percent sales tax to fund the Education Improvement Fund.

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