Statement by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan
“I am pleased at the Supreme Court’s decision today. TABOR was a disaster in Colorado – one that Oklahoma doesn’t need to repeat. I also think this decision sends a clear signal that Oklahoma will not allow out-of-state interests to manipulate public policy in our state. The initiative petition is an important tool granted to the citizens of Oklahoma in their Constitution. The Supreme Court said today that abuse of the initiative process by special interest groups from beyond our borders will not be tolerated.”
Note to editors: Earlier today the Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out the initiative petition calling for a vote on the so-called Taxpayers Bill of Rights, saying the lacked sufficient valid signatures for a statewide vote.