Oklahoma Watch Holds State Question 801 Forum

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 10:40 pm
By: News On 6

Group holds forum on State Question 801 Wednesday. 

The controversial measure would free up property tax millage to be for expenses, like teacher pay.

State Question 801

Oklahoma Watch says they put on forums like this one to have a place for civil discussion about hard topics. The group says they've teamed up with the Oklahoma League of Women Voters to make a guide to help voters break down the tougher state questions.

Oklahoma law currently places restrictions on the uses for property tax revenue. It can be used for building and other capital purchases but not ongoing costs. In August, Governor Mary Fallin said the state question would allow school districts to use property tax funds for operational costs like teacher pay.

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The Oklahoma Education Association has already said State Question 801 would create a greater divide between rich and poor schools.