Unused state properties should be sold

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: June 20, 2013
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If the state sells a building for a song, it will be worth it if the new owner repurposes the building for a new business or even bulldozes the structure to allow for other economic use. The new owner will pay property taxes as well.

No economic good comes from leaving buildings vacant and property unused. By moving these properties out of economic limbo, state officials are removing an impediment to economic development and job creation.


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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