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Supreme Court justices hear arguments in challenges to tax repeal petition

Supreme Court justices hear arguments in challenges to tax repeal petition

NewsOK
by CHRIS CASTEEL
Published: Tue, June 12, 2018 5:00 

Oklahoma Supreme Court justices expressed strong reservations Monday about whether a group seeking to repeal recent tax hikes had met the basic requirements for a referendum petition.

Referring to the petition now being circulated, Chief Justice Douglas L. Combs said, "At best, to me, this is sloppy. And at worst, it's intentionally misleading. It's deceptive."

Combs' comments came in the second of two challenges heard by the court Monday to a petition being circulated by Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite!, a group backed by former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, which wants to repeal the tax package to fund teacher pay raises. The tax package was approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin in March... FULL ARTICLE

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