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Question 758 Impacts State Property Taxes
There is more than just the presidency at stake for Oklahomans in tomorrow's election.
Question 758 will impact how much the state can raise property taxes.
now lawmakers can increase peppery taxes in Oklahoma a maximum of five
percent. Question 758, if approved, will lower the max to three percent.
Some state officials say the decrease could harm education and county budgets.
No agency has taken a direct stance on the ballot question.
Oklahomans will find Q. 758 on the ballot when you go to the pols tomorrow.
Posted: Monday, November 5 2012, 09:42 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma schools hit by tornado had no safe rooms
May 21, 2013 21:14 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency official says Oklahoma has reinforced tornado shelters in more than 100 schools across the state, but the two that were hit by this week's storms in suburban Oklahoma City did not have them.
Albert Ashwood is director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. He told reporters Tuesday it's up to each jurisdiction to set priorities for which schools get limited funding for safe rooms.
Ashwood says a shelter would not necessarily have saved more lives at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children sheltering in above-ground classrooms were killed. He says no disaster mitigation measure is absolute.
He says authorities are going to review which schools have safe rooms and try to get them in more schools across the state.
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