Oklahomans approve education lottery, tribal gaming measures

Tuesday, November 2nd 2004, 9:51 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Several state questions, including a tobacco tax increase, won approval from state voters.

Also passing are a gambling measure for tribal casinos and horse tracks and one establishing a state lottery. Voters also approved a measure to ensure funds from the lottery are used only for education.

A property tax exemption for disabled veterans or their surviving spouses also passed.

Also approved is a measure putting more restrictions on when the governor and legislators can take money from the state's Rainy Day fund.

Also passing is a measure intended to make it easier for city and county governments to finance economic development projects.

And a measure passed that raises the income limit for low-income homeowners who are 65 or older to qualify for a freeze on their property taxes.