Oklahoma governor signs paperwork for 5 ballot questions

Ponca City Now - August 23, 2016 12:24 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Gov. Mary Fallin has signed election proclamations that place five state questions on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Fallin signed the proclamations on Tuesday ahead of Friday's deadline for the governor to complete paperwork for the general election ballot.

The ballot questions include: a proposal to increase the state sales tax by 1 percent to fund teacher pay raises and other education causes; a proposal to reclassify some drug possession and property crimes as misdemeanors instead of felonies; a related measure that would direct the savings in incarceration costs to community rehabilitation programs; a measure that would remove a section of the Oklahoma Constitution that prohibits use of state resources for religious purposes; and a measure to allow wine and full-strength beer to be sold in grocery stores.


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