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OCPA statement on State Question 793

After State Question 793 failed, Trent England, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following statement:

“The campaign against State Question 793 was a scare campaign that worked. To protect their profits, a special interest convinced Oklahomans that a few more choices for eyecare would be dangerous.

“Having lived in states where you can get an eye exam and a pair of glasses at Costco, I can say that the result here is a real tragedy, especially for Oklahomans in rural and underserved parts of our state.”

OCPA statement on State Question 801

After State Question 801 failed, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following statement:

“Union politics killed State Question 801 tonight. Powerful union executives would rather preserve funding silos that benefit special interests than let money flow to the classroom. State Question 801’s failure also suggests that some local communities don’t trust their own school boards to make financial decisions.”

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