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Storm Shelter Petition

Supporters of an imitative to put storm shelters in every school in Oklahoma are hoping for more time to gather petition signatures.

Oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday before an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee.

Supporters said they were about 40,000 signatures short by Monday's deadline and are asking for a new 90-day window.

Oklahoma republicans, who oppose the measure, said they don't want the money for the $500 million bond that would pay for the shelters to come from a business tax.  They said that will stunt the growth of new businesses and give existing businesses a reason to leave.
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