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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 05:35 AM

 

Oklahoma legislators who opposed teacher pay bill are voted out

Nice job Oklahoma!!!!


Oklahoma legislators who opposed teacher pay bill are voted out


Six Oklahoma House representatives who voted against the state's teacher pay bill lost their primary runoff elections on Tuesday night.

"Instead of making our case at the steps of the Capitol, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard at the ballot box," Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest said on April 12, after teachers in the state went on strike for nine days.

The teachers and their supporters appear to have followed through.

Of the 19 legislators who voted against the teacher pay bill in the state House, 15 now won't be returning to Oklahoma City next year: Eight lost their primaries, four are not running for office and three are leaving because of term limits.

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Reply Oklahoma legislators who opposed teacher pay bill are voted out (Original post)
SkyDancer Aug 2018 OP
Behind the Aegis Aug 2018 #1
rpannier Aug 2018 #2
duforsure Aug 2018 #3
Omaha Steve Aug 2018 #4
Sherman A1 Aug 2018 #5

Response to SkyDancer (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 05:41 AM

1. It's complicated.

Those who voted them out are Republicans. We have closed primaries. So, the people who voted them in, voted them out. Sadly, they may very well vote for the people who are replacing them, rather than realizing just because they voted out one "scorpion", the new one isn't any less a scorpion. But, we could see upsets, so fingers crossed.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 06:04 AM

2. But how does that effect the governor's race?

The Republican running said he wouldn't have signed the pay raise
How bad does that hurt him?

Not from Oklahoma, so I am curious

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Response to SkyDancer (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 06:24 AM

3. Great for Teachers!

To get real help ALL teachers need to vote ALL republicans out of office, or they'll face more harsh policies against them coming at them. Education cuts , less pay, less retirements, and more.

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Response to SkyDancer (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 06:48 AM

4. K&R!


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Response to SkyDancer (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:29 AM

5. It's a start

Hopefully a more enlightened group will take their place.

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