Oklahoma: Opposition to education spending measure gathers

Fri, Jun 25 2010 — Source: News On 6

A coalition of business and labor groups said Thursday there will be dire consequences for state employees and services if a ballot initiative to dramatically increase spending on public education passes this fall. Members of the One Oklahoma Coalition, comprised of chambers of commerce, the state workers union and other groups, said they support public education. But they said the initiative petition, State Question 744, would force lawmakers to spend more on public schools while cutting funding for other state agencies.