Oklahoma State Questions on the November 6, 2012, General Election Ballot
Information from ok.gov/elections:
State questions may be referred to voters either by the Legislature or by an initiative or referendum petition. For information about the petition process and signature requirements as well as a searchable index of historical state questions, see the Oklahoma Secretary of State.
My thoughts on the six state questions on this November's ballot:
State Question 758: Reduce property tax valuation cap.
I'm going to have to think on this one. It changes the limit on increases in fair cash value from 5% to 3%.
State Question 759: Eliminate affirmative action in state government.
State Question 762: Remove the Governor from the parole process for nonviolent offenses
I'm okay with this for nonviolent offenders. Should speed up the parole process for some.
State Question 764: Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to issue bonds
I'm going to have to think on this one too. The board would be capped at $300M.
State Question 764: Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Commission of Human Services, and Director of the Department of Human Services
I don't even know the reason for this state question. I'll look into it, but I'm fairly certain I'll be voting no.
State Question 766: Exempt intangible property from property taxes
This would eliminate personal property tax on things like patents, inventions, custom computer software, insurance policies, etc. I'm okay with this one.