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86 new laws taking effect in Oklahoma today

Posted at 6:20 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 11:07:26-04

In all, 86 new laws will be going into effect today, including one that gives state employees a long-awaited pay raise.

State workers making less than $40,000 a year will receive a $1,500 bump in pay.

This is the first raise state workers have seen in over 11 years.

But the Oklahoma Public Employees Association was originally pushing for an extra $2,500 for each state employee.

Another new law will give state correctional officers a $2 an hour pay raise.

While the department's former director, who pushed for this raise to pass says it is a step in the right direction, it still puts Oklahoma below the national average.

For a complete list of laws that go into effect today, click here.

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