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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Okla. taxpayers could help fund federal challenges

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans who support the attorney general's determination to challenge federal statutes may soon have a way to help pay for the effort.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans who support the attorney general's determination to challenge federal statutes may soon have a way to help pay for the effort.
     
    The Oklahoma House voted 80-15 on Tuesday for a bill that would put a line on individual income tax forms to allow a contribution to be made to a new "Constitutional Challenge Litigation Cost Revolving Fund."
     
    Democratic Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs says many Oklahomans support Attorney General Scott Pruitt's effort to challenge federal laws like the Affordable Care Act, and his bill would give them a chance to help pay for those lawsuits.
     
    Pruitt's office currently is challenging the tax penalty provisions of the federal health care law, Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
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