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Election Coverage

Election Coverage
  • SQ 765 will reform child welfare

    State Question 765, if approved by voters, will allow for radical reform of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services....

    September 24, 2012 1 Story

  • State’s DHS dates back to 1936

    The Department of Public Welfare was authorized on Aug. 7, 1936, by article 25 of the Oklahoma Constitution. A nine-member Oklahoma Commission for Human Services, appointed by the governor, oversees the state’s largest agency and appoints ...

    September 24, 2012

  • SQ 759 could limit affirmative action

    Has affirmative action turned into a discriminatory preference that grants unfair treatment to certain groups? And if so, should it be abolished? State Question 759 brings these questions to Oklahoma voters in November by prohibiting what ...

    September 23, 2012

  • Election logo.jpg SQ 758 limits collection of property tax

    Two of the six state questions on November’s ballot deal with ad valorem or property tax issues. State Question 758 would apply to all property taxes. If approved, the measure would limit annual increases in property taxes to 3 percent. ...

    September 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • Election logo.jpg State Question 766 becoming hot-button issue

    A state question that sounds innocuous is likely to be one of the most hotly debated state issues in the coming election. State Question 766, if approved, exempts all intangible personal property from ad valorem taxation. According to ...

    September 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Election logo.jpg Why is State Question 766 on the ballot?

    The impetus for State Question 766 is a lawsuit by public service company, Southwestern Bell Telephone. Southwestern Bell filed complaints with the Court of Tax Review, protesting the ad valorem tax assessments of its property by the State ...

    September 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Election logo.jpg What’s on the ballot

    President’s race not the only item of interest in election With political pundits bantering the names of presidential candidates, it’s easy to forget that the November General Election Ballot carries several local races and issues. Local ...

    September 10, 2012 1 Photo