• Tulsa leaders approve resolution urging residents to look into negative ramifications of SQ 777

    By: Eddie Randle

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Tulsa city councilors approved a resolution urging residents to look into the negative ramifications of State Question 777.
    • The state question would add the right to farm to the Oklahoma Constitution.
    • Supporters and opponents of the bill agree voters need to educate themselves on the question.

     

    City leaders approved the resolution urging residents to look into the negative ramifications of State Question 777 in a council meeting Wednesday.

    State Question 777 would add the right to farm to the Oklahoma Constitution, limiting lawmaker interference in agriculture technology, livestock procedures and ranching.

    Protesters arrived to show their support for the resolution, saying they want city leaders to come out strongly against the state question.

    Proponents of the resolution said the state question’s approval would bring negative impacts to water quality, pollution and agriculture-zoned land.

    Those supporting State Question 777 said that information is false.

    Both sides said voters should educate themselves on the issue before heading to the polls in November.

    SEE MORE: What you need to know about November's state questions

    Other municipalities, such as Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Choctaw and Afton have already pushed to publicly oppose the question.

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