Tax measure draws out of state funding

Monday, December 12th 2005, 9:22 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A group pushing for limits on government spending is getting most of its money from out-of-state organizations.

Oklahomans in Action is circulating a petition that calls for a statewide election to ask voters to approve government spending limits. The limits would be based on a formula using inflation and population growth.

OIA has raised more than $350,000 with much of it coming from groups such as the Colorado Club for Growth and the National Taxpayers Union.

Opponents of the proposal say the limits would cripple the state's ability to respond to needs and emergencies. The opponents include the Oklahoma Public Employees Association. the Oklahoma Education Association and the state Hosptial Association.