Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Community News

October 18, 2012

Chamber backs up support for issue

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — Members of a Pauls Valley business group have made their support of an Oklahoma state election measure official by voting to put that backing down on paper.

Various board members of the PV Chamber of Commerce approved earlier this week a resolution showing their support for the passage of State Question 766.

The chamber’s support of the measure, first expressed by chamber President Della Wilson in a letter published in the Oct. 14 edition of the PV Democrat, was made official with the resolution on Tuesday.

One board member, Jan Moran, said it was important for all chamber officials to lobby at their place of work for the state question she describes as a “pro business issue.”

“It’s extremely important to cascade this information to our businesses,” Moran said.

“This is something that would impact all of us,” she said. “I’m really proud we’re taking a stand on this.”

Various organizations across the state are supporting the measure with the State Chamber of Oklahoma leading the way.

Officials with the state chamber recently announced that Gov. Mary Fallin will serve as honorary chair of a coalition supporting passage of the measure.

State Question 766 is a measure that would exempt all “intangible personal property” from ad valorem property taxes.

An ad valorem property tax is a tax imposed upon the value of property.

Intangible property is still currently taxed but would not be taxed if the measure is adopted.

It includes such items as retirement benefits, insurance policies, mineral interests, leases and permits and various certifications and professional licenses.

“It’s paramount we get out there and communicate the message,” Moran said.

“It’s important to tell people to vote yes on this.”

The local chamber is also publicly supporting State Question 764, which is focused on loan financing programs for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects without any new taxes.

Any voters who would like to know more about all six state questions on the Nov. 6 general election ballot are invited to an open gathering in Pauls Valley in a couple of weeks.

Educator Dr. Tim Mauldin will give a presentation on each of the questions starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the PV Public Library, 210 North Willow.

Mauldin was an Oklahoma delegate at the Democratic National Convention this past summer.

1
Text Only
Community News
  • Prison shuffle to have a price

    One Garvin County official says there will be a price to pay with the recent transfer of Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmates being held in county jails like the one here.

    April 16, 2014

  • Political races set as filings end

    A series of political races at various levels, including some here in Garvin County, are now set as a three-day filing period ended Friday.

    April 14, 2014

  • Band punches ticket to big show

    Basketball’s big dance may be over but Pauls Valley High School’s band has punched its ticket to the big state contest for the fourth straight year.

    April 10, 2014

  • Deadly wreck still has questions

    Authorities are still not sure why the vehicle driven by a Pauls Valley man went across a roadway’s center line resulting in an accident and his death.

    April 8, 2014

  • Tragic loss spurs family event

    Two Wynnewood area widows who share a tragic bond have combined forces to organize an event meant to both honor their late husbands and help a worthy cause.

    April 7, 2014

  • United Fund plan moves to ballfield

    Part of a prayer opening a Pauls Valley United Fund meeting this week said it all as they gave thanks for being able to help others.

    April 3, 2014

  • Thumbs up for fire tax projects

    A couple of Garvin County area volunteer fire departments look to have gained the thumbs up on some possible projects in the works.

    April 1, 2014

  • A challenge with a special ride

    The challenge is on for a center in Pauls Valley hoping to meet a fundraising goal meant to help their special clients.

    March 31, 2014

  • A price to pay with WW school issue

    Despite some opposition Wynnewood’s top school administrator continues to stand by the belief a bond issue going before voters next week is a good plan.

    March 27, 2014

  • WW voter says no, again

    One Wynnewood area resident is again prepared to take some grief for standing up and voicing her stand against an upcoming school bond issue she believes is the wrong way to go.

    March 25, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Stocks
Facebook