DALLAS – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin should drop her plan to lower the state income tax rate and instead focus on how to adequately fund public education, Democratic lawmakers and local school leaders said Tuesday at a news conference in Oklahoma City.

Rep. Scott Inman of Del City, leader of the Democratic minority in the House, said state funding for common education has fallen by almost 20% in the past five years while enrollment has continued to increase. Fallin’s proposal to cut the income tax rate would result in lower state revenues and worsen the financial plight of local districts, he said.

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