10 Commandments issue could be sent to Oklahoma voters

Ponca City Now - March 8, 2016 8:59 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A Republican-led effort to return a Ten Commandments monument to the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is one of several proposed ballot questions the state Senate has approved sending to voters.

The Oklahoma Senate approved three separate resolutions on Monday to send ballot measures to the voters.

One resolution would ask voters whether to abolish an article of the Oklahoma Constitution that prohibits the use of state funds to support a religion. The state Supreme Court relied on that provision in the Constitution to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the Capitol grounds.

The other proposed state questions seek to increase the cap on the state’s constitutional reserve fund and to codify the state’s voter identification laws in the Constitution.

All three resolutions now head to the House for consideration.


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