The longest and most frequently amended Article in the Oklahoma Constitution is Article X, dealing with revenue and taxation. The original form of this provision was borrowed from the constitutions of North and South Dakota (Bryan v. Menefee, 1908), but the Article was subsequently adapted to the changing needs and moods of the Oklahoma electorate. The Guthrie delegates’ distrust of the legislature is evident in the meticulous detail of Article X, as well as in the numerous restrictions placed on the power of the purse. Some of these restrictions have been...
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