OKLAHOMA CITY — With just three weeks remaining in the legislative session, Republican legislative leaders say will consider raising taxes on fuel, services, alcohol and cigarettes as potential options for closing a $1.3 billion hole in the state budget.

House Speaker Jeff Hickman said those tax proposals are on the table, along with the elimination of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of tax credits and exemptions.

Hickman says House members are discussing a plan to expand the existing sales tax to a broad array of services to help fund a seniority-based teacher pay raise.

House Democrats — whose votes would be needed to pass any tax increases outright — remain opposed to fuel and services taxes, but are getting behind a $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax to help trigger more federal Medicaid funding.