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With deadline looming, anti-tax group abandons petition effort

With deadline looming, anti-tax group abandons petition effort

Published: Tue, July 3, 2018 5:00 AM

The group working to repeal recent tax increases will not attempt to file a reworked referendum petition because the deadline to gather signatures is too tight, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn said Monday.

"We don't have time to do it,'' Coburn said in an interview. "There's no way we can get it."

Coburn, a leader in the group Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite!, said a new petition to repeal the tax package would likely be challenged by education groups, which successfully argued to the Oklahoma Supreme Court that the first petition was fatally flawed.

The deadline for gathering more than 41,000 signatures on a new petition would be July 18. If the court process lasted as long as it did for challenges to the first petition, the deadline would pass before a high court ruling... FULL ARTICLE

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