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>> Oklahoma lawmakers passed measures that would put tens of millions of dollars into the state's public classrooms. But Oklahoma teachers, some of the lowest paid in the country, say it's going to take more than that to end a strike that's led to five straight days of school closures.
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>> And I think we're tenacious. Teachers are very tenacious, we are not gonna give up. And we're disappointed that not mentioned is being passed, and not mentioned is being talked about. But we're not gonna give up.>> On Friday, the government approved two bills to tax Internet sales and expand gambling.
00:00:35
Both measures expected to raise $44 million, which will be earmarked fro public education. But the state's largest teacher's union believes the republican led legislature can do more. They've suggested the passage of a bill ending the capital gains tax deduction, which could bring in an estimated $100 million. And they're pushing to implement a hotel tax that would rake in about $50 million if approved.
00:01:03
Both those measures would bring the state closer to meet in the Oklahoma teachers demand to raise $200 million in school funding. While those requests haven't been met. The bills approved on Friday, will now be sent to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's desk, who is expected to sign them. Meanwhile, teachers are planning to continue their strikes next week.