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By Trevor Brown
Oklahoma Watch 

Claiming out-of-state influences, Oklahoma looks to clamp down on state question law


State Rep. Carl Newton, R-Waynoka, said he is not looking to take away power from the people.

Several Oklahoma lawmakers are looking to add hurdles for citizen-led groups to pass the type of state questions that legalized medical marijuana, expanded Medicaid and won voter support despite Republican leaders opposition in recent years.

More than a dozen bills up for consideration, all authored by GOP legislators, seek to either tighten requirements for citizen-led voter initiatives to get on the ballot or increase the threshold for some of the proposals to pass on election day.

These include proposals to:

ׇ• Require a majority of voters in two-thirds of Oklahoma counties to vote fo...

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