Group files petition to overturn tax increases that funded teacher raises
By Barbara Hoberock, Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma voters could get a chance to vote on repealing a tax hike package used to fund a teacher pay raise.

Tax hike critics on Tuesday filed a referendum petition seeking to overturn House Bill 1010xx.

The bill, passed in a second special session, raises taxes to fund an average of a $6,100 teacher pay raise.

The measure added $1 to a pack of cigarettes, 3 cents to gasoline, 6 cents to diesel and increased the gross production tax to 5 percent from 2 percent.

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