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2012 State Questions

Oklahomans will vote on 6 State Questions in the November 2012 ballot. For OK Policy’s brief summary and analysis of each state question, see this fact sheet. Find the ballot language for all of the state questions in this fact sheet.

We have compiled the following resources to help voters become informed and decide on these measures. This is a partial list of resources that will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • The Secretary of State lists each proposed state question, along with the short title that will appear on the ballot.
  • Ballotpedia provides a list of the questions and links to additional information on each one.
  • The Tulsa World has published a summary of all six state questions.
  • The Coalition for the American Dream has created a Spanish translation of all of the state questions as well as Tulsa County’s Vision2 propositions.

SQ 758: Reduce Property Tax Valuation Cap

OK Policy Information

Advocates

SQ 759: Ban Affirmative Action

OK Policy Information

  • OK Policy Blog: 7 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Affirmative

Media Coverage

Background

SQ 762: Remove the governor from the parole process for nonviolent offenses

OK Policy Information

Media Coverage

  • Tulsa World: Fallin’s flip-flop on SQ 762 perplexing
  • Norman Transcript: SQ 762 calls for reforms to pardon and parole process
  • KOSU: A look at State Question 762 on November’s ballot
  • NewsOK: Low rate of parole approvals bolsters argument to change Oklahoma law
  • Norman Transcript: Pardon, parole fuss could hurt SQ 762

Advocates

SQ 764: $300M bonding authority in case of water and sewage treatment loan defaults

OK Policy Information

Advocates

SQ 765: Eliminate the Oklahoma Human Services Commission

OK Policy Information

Media Coverage

  • Tulsa World: Current and former DHS commission members debate state question that would abolish it
  • Tulsa World: Restructuring of DHS justifiable
  • Tulsa World: Voters to decide fate of Oklahoma Human Services Commission
  • Tulsa World: State boards confuse and conflict
  • NewsOK: Panel studies DHS child abuse, deaths

SQ 766: Exempt intangible property from property taxes

OK Policy Information

  • OK Policy Blog: Guest Blog (Wade Patterson): SQ 766 provides special treatment to some at the expense of others
  • OK Policy Blog: Intangible property ballot measure would have tangible consequences
  • OK Policy Blog: Property tax “cuts” create winners and losers

Media Coverage

  • Okie Funk: SQ 766 supporters distort impact
  • NewsOK: Oklahoma’s vote on intangible property tax exemption to have uncertain financial impact on homeowners
  • NewsOK: Oklahoma voters to decide intangible-property tax issue
  • NewsOK: Bill asks voters to eliminate intangible property taxes on business
  • Enid News and Eagle: SQ 766 becoming hot-button issue

Advocates