Updated Tuesday at 8:37 a.m.
A bill to raise revenue for the Step Up Oklahoma plan failed to get enough votes to pass the House yesterday. The measure received only 63 of the 76 yes votes needed for passage.
During debate, House Speaker Charles McCall admitted the bill wasn’t perfect, but it would fix the issues with the budget.
"A $5,000 teacher pay raise, certainty with our health care, funding for our infrastructure ― these are clearly things that the people of the state of Oklahoma sent us to this chamber to take care of on their behalf."