• Oklahoma lawmakers: Pay raises for teachers may not come despite new bills and lots of talk

    By: Rick Maranon

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    OKLAHOMA CITY - Quick facts:

    • Though lawmakers say education is top priority as they return to the state capitol in Oklahoma City, a pay raise for teachers may not really come.
    • Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say the top concern from constituents has been to keep good teachers in the state, and they believe one of the primary ways of doing that is through a raise.
    • However, some legislators say that there is no real path forward, despite many new bills and a lot of talk.
    • Lawmakers have until June to get any kind of raise passed for teachers.
    • Hear from lawmakers as they explain the challenges ahead on FOX23 News at 5. 

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