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Last modified on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:46
Written by  Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:31
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Poteau, Oklahoma - Today (Feb 13, 2017) the Poteau Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to support the Step Ip Oklahoma Plan.


“The plan contains much needed measures to give law-makers the tools to balance the budget,” said Karen Wages, CEO of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce. “The measure would allow Oklahoma to be competitive with others states in Education, Healthcare, Industry as well as Business growth and development making Oklahoma more than okay.”


The Step-Up package included a $5,000 teacher pay raise, Though the Step Up OK Plan didn’t reach the 76 votes needed to pass. “We want to continue the support their efforts moving forward,” said Wages.

 

The legislation would’ve needed 76 votes to move over to the Senate. The final vote was 63 to 35.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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