Petition drive push to get storm shelters in Oklahoma schools
OKLAHOMA CITY – A new crusade to get storm shelters in every Oklahoma school is now underway.
Last year, the Take Shelter Oklahoma group wanted to use a franchise tax to raise $500 million for safe rooms, but that turned into a political firestorm.
There was a showdown with the attorney general’s office over the ballot language, and grieving parents felt caught in the middle.
The group has now launched a revised plan and will begin collecting 160,000 signatures they need to get the issue on the November ballot.
If Oklahomans vote for it, lawmakers will then decide how to pay for the new shelters.