OPEA Responds to Business Leaders’ Step Up Oklahoma Plan

State business leaders announced a plan for increasing state revenue and government reform Thursday, January 11. The plan included an immediate $5,000 annual raise for each teacher in Oklahoma’s public school. The plan did not offer any increases in state employee pay. While OPEA likes part of the plan that brings in new recurring revenue, the association does not support it due to a lack of a state employee pay raise. OPEA issued the following press release in response to the plan. More about their plan can be found at¬†Step Up Oklahoma.