This has been a memorable year in Oklahoma politics. In addition to our regular legislative session, we had not one, but two special sessions. We saw tens of thousands of teachers descend on the Capitol in the teacher walkout. For the first time in over a decade, we passed tax increases to give teachers and state employees a pay raise. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, we ended the session with a record number of candidates filing to run for office.
It’s been a year of big changes, but we have more work to do. Although the increased revenue was sorely needed, we still have not come close to funding core services at the level that Oklahomans need.
The next step in is up to us.
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Our state has pressing problems. The new governor and next class of legislators will need to be qualified to address them. Please use your vote to find the best people for these important jobs. We can build on the progress we made last session, but only if we show up at the polls.