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Despite little fanfare, all 6 Oklahoma state questions won easy approval

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 9, 2012

The most-publicized state question was 766, regarding intangible property taxes. The publicity stemmed from an advertising blitz and letter-writing campaign by The State Chamber, and it paid off. The question was approved with 65 percent support.

But Oklahomans' views regarding taxation were most visible in their support for SQ 758. This amendment limits property tax increases by capping at 3 percent the amount county assessors can raise appraisals on agricultural land and owner-occupied homes with homestead exemptions. The previous cap had been 5 percent. Voters made it clear they've grown weary of seeing that cap reached every year — they gave 68 percent approval to SQ 758.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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