A ballot question that would require Oklahoma to match the average per-pupil spending of public schools in surrounding states will be in the spotlight at Oklahoma City a couple of times on Thursday.


A ballot question that would require Oklahoma to match the average per-pupil spending of public schools in surrounding states will be in the spotlight at Oklahoma City a couple of times on Thursday.

During the morning, at 11 a.m., the Oklahoma State Troopers Association and the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police have scheduled a joint news conference to announce their opposition to State Question 744. That event is set to take place in front of the Oklahoma FOP office.

During the evening, starting at 6 p.m., a moderated discussion featuring both opponents and advocates is scheduled at Oklahoma City University.

Organizers say the discussion will include representatives of the One Oklahoma Coalition, which opposes the measure, and of the Yes on 744 Coalition. The forum is to be held in the Kerr McGee Auditorium at the university's school of business.