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School funding requires business growth

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 6, 2013

The impact of millions in new taxes and associated regulatory uncertainty would have hindered Oklahoma job creation and could have driven some companies out of state. This in turn would have meant millions less in tax collections to fund schools.

SQ 766 might not have been perfect, but it remains far preferable to the high-tax alternative. In overwhelmingly voting for SQ 766's passage, Oklahoma citizens also voted in favor of education — by supporting private-sector economic growth that provides the taxes making public schools possible in the first place.