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by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 6, 2012

SQ 764 would allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to issue bonds for water/sewage infrastructure. This would allow expansion of existing programs that fund water treatment infrastructure in communities that could otherwise not afford it.

SQ 765 would eliminate the Department of Human Services commission. The agency director, who will be a gubernatorial appointee requiring Senate confirmation, would have full charge of the largest component of state government.

SQ 766 would exempt all intangible personal property from the ad valorem tax. Taxing such property would cost citizens millions of dollars and hinder business recruitment.

Finally, three incumbents representing Oklahoma in Congress — Republicans Frank Lucas, Tom Cole and James Lankford — have earned another term. In two other districts with open seats, Republican nominees Markwayne Mullin and Jim Bridenstine are the best candidates on the ballot. In Oklahoma County, Democrat Sheriff John Whetsel has earned another term against a Republican challenger who's injected partisanship into a race where it doesn't belong.

The path to the future begins today with your trip to a polling place. Whether or not you agree with our recommendations, make the journey and vote!

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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