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Governor Mary Fallin signs paperwork for 5 ballot questions for November 8 election

Governor Mary Fallin signs paperwork for 5 ballot questions for November 8 election
Posted at 8:43 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 21:48:02-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed election proclamations that place five state questions on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Fallin signed the proclamations on Tuesday ahead of Friday's deadline for the governor to complete paperwork for the general election ballot.

See all five ballot questions below.

       1. State Question (SQ) 779, which would increase the state sales tax by 1 percent to fund teacher pay raises and other education causes.

       2. SQ 780, which reclassify some criminal offenses, such as drug possession and property crimes, as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

       3. SQ 781, which would take money saved from implementing SQ 780 and allow counties to fund community rehabilitation programs.

       4. SQ 790, which would remove a section of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting use of state resources for religious purposes. 

       5. SQ 792, which would allow wine and full-strength beer to be sold in grocery stores and convenience stores.

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