Oklahoma lawmakers made plans to vote Friday on bills that could earmark more money for education. But it's not clear if the measures will satisfy complaints by the state's teachers, which have led to walkouts and widespread protests this week.
Several of Oklahoma's largest school districts plan to remain closed Friday, as they have been all week.
The state Senate says it will vote on a handful of bills tomorrow, Oklahoma Watch reported.
One of them, HB 3375, which passed the state House last month, would allow the state's casinos to add ball and dice games like roulette and craps. That would raise $22 million, the Oklahoma Education Association estimates.
Teachers would get another $20 million, according to the OEA, if the Senate closes a tax loophole. A law tacking sales tax onto Amazon orders, which passed last year, did not require third-party vendors to pay the tax. The House passed HB 1019xx, levying the same tax on those vendors, on Thursday.