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November 7, 2012

State questions get thumbs up by voters

Ada —  

Voters took most of the suspense out of the state’s six questions early with absentee and early voting ballots showing overwhelming margins before a single election-day vote was counted.

When the rest of the totals came pouring in, it simply confirmed what the earlier ballots had strongly suggested.

Voters gave their stamp of approval for ending affirmative action except in certain cases, for putting a cap on property taxes assessments increases, and taking away the governor’s power to recommend parole for non-violent criminals. 

They also gave the green light, allowing the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to issue up to $300 million in general obligation bonds, which will be used to guarantee municipal water and sewage bonds.

Finally, they voted to eliminate the Department of Human Services, the DHS commission and the director for the state Constitution. 

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