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School-fund plan fought

School-fund plan fought

A group of roads backers say the state question would take money from other areas of government.

Tulsa World

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau

Published: 3/30/2010  2:22 AM
Last Modified: 3/30/2010  4:12 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A group of roads supporters announced Monday that it would spearhead an effort to oppose a controversial state question.

State Question 744, backed by the Oklahoma Education Association, would tie per-pupil spending to the regional average at a cost of $850 million.

The question is among several set to appear on the November ballot.

SpiritBank CEO Albert "Kell" Kelly, co-chairman of the group Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation, or Trust for short, said SQ 744 is a "stealth attack" against everything government should and does provide.

The group had a news conference Monday at the state Capitol to thank lawmakers for increasing road funding in the last couple of years. The group asked that road funding not be cut despite a difficult budget year... FULL ARTICLE


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