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'''Oklahoma State Question 640''' (Initiative #348) appeared on the [[1992 ballot measures|1992]] ballot in [[Oklahoma]].  It passed, with 373,143 in favor and 290,978 opposed.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Oklahoma State Question 640''' (Initiative #348) appeared on the [[1992 ballot measures|1992]] ballot in [[Oklahoma]].  It passed, with 373,143 in favor and 290,978 opposed.
  
 
It was an [[initiated constitutional amendment]].
 
It was an [[initiated constitutional amendment]].
  
 
The objective of the measure was to prevent the legislature from raising taxes without approval from the voters, or 3/4 of each house of the legislature.
 
The objective of the measure was to prevent the legislature from raising taxes without approval from the voters, or 3/4 of each house of the legislature.
 
233,832 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot.
 
  
 
==Opposition from Oklahoma Education Association==
 
==Opposition from Oklahoma Education Association==
  
 
In a 2008 editorial criticizing the [[Oklahoma Education Association]] for sponsoring the [[Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative]], the [[Oklahoman]] says that in 1992, the OEA "opposed a public vote on State Question 640."<ref>[http://newsok.com/power-play-oea-isnt-in-the-voters-corner/article/3280983/?tm=1218295577 ''Power play: OEA isn't in the voters' corner'', August 10, 2008]</ref>
 
In a 2008 editorial criticizing the [[Oklahoma Education Association]] for sponsoring the [[Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative]], the [[Oklahoman]] says that in 1992, the OEA "opposed a public vote on State Question 640."<ref>[http://newsok.com/power-play-oea-isnt-in-the-voters-corner/article/3280983/?tm=1218295577 ''Power play: OEA isn't in the voters' corner'', August 10, 2008]</ref>
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==Signatures==
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:: ''[[Oklahoma signature requirements]]''
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233,832 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot, versus a requirement of 175,656.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 20:03, 2 April 2009

Oklahoma State Question 640 (Initiative #348) appeared on the 1992 ballot in Oklahoma. It passed, with 373,143 in favor and 290,978 opposed.

It was an initiated constitutional amendment.

The objective of the measure was to prevent the legislature from raising taxes without approval from the voters, or 3/4 of each house of the legislature.

Opposition from Oklahoma Education Association

In a 2008 editorial criticizing the Oklahoma Education Association for sponsoring the Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative, the Oklahoman says that in 1992, the OEA "opposed a public vote on State Question 640."[1]

Signatures

Oklahoma signature requirements

233,832 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot, versus a requirement of 175,656.

External links

References

  1. Power play: OEA isn't in the voters' corner, August 10, 2008