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Oklahoma Senate Kills Fallin-Backed Shelter Plan

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The Senate voted 25-16 on Friday against the plan that had narrowly passed the House a day earlier. The Senate voted 25-16 on Friday against the plan that had narrowly passed the House a day earlier.
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The Oklahoma Senate has killed a proposal backed by Gov. Mary Fallin that would have called for a statewide vote allowing some school districts to increase property taxes to pay for safety upgrades like storm shelters and safe rooms.

The Senate voted 25-16 on Friday against the plan that had narrowly passed the House a day earlier.

House Joint Resolution 1092

The proposal would have sent to Oklahoma voters a proposal to allow school districts to exceed their bonding capacity one time over the next five years to pay for voter-approved safety initiatives, including storm shelters and safe rooms.

Critics said the measure would affect only 25 school districts that are near their bonding capacity, or about 3 percent of the more than 500 districts in Oklahoma.

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