Listen: Oklahoma, Jennifer Money, David Steinberg discussed on Lee Mathews
"Talking to David Steinberg just a little bit. But we're continuing our adventures in state questions. So so far we've covered state question. Seven ninety three. That's the optometrist in discount places. I'm voting. Yes. I think it's a good thing. I think the marketplace can handle it, and I think people can decide what kind of care they want. Yeah. The care might not be as good. But I think the marketplace will support it seven ninety four which is going to if you're a victim of a crime allow you to know more about the person who's committed that crime and whether out there out on bail. I'm voting. Yes. On that eight hundred I'm sorry. Seven ninety eight candidates for governor and Lieutenant governor would run on a joint ticket. So I'm going to flip a coin on that makes me not much difference one way or the other the Oklahoma vision fund. I think I'm going to vote. Yes. On. That's a state question. Eight hundred and I think that will better insulate our economy and our state agencies from the ups and downs of the oil industry, something I've been calling for here for about eight years. Stay question. Eight oh one. This is a biggie. I think it'll give local school boards the option to use existing property tax revenue to use in the classroom for teacher pay textbooks. Without raising taxes. Revenue is currently primarily used for building funds. Oklahoma achieves an education initiative of the state chamber of commerce says the measure would give school districts more flexibility when it comes to spending sounds like it to me. Also sounds like all of this money that we're spending on education. Anyway, would be better spent if the local districts had more say as to how much of it was spent and where. School. Teachers unions are opposing it, which I could have called, of course, they're opposing it. Schoolteacher unions. What an unlimited amount of money pumped into their teacher systems with no accountability. That's what the school teacher unions want. And that's one of the things that I've been speaking against. I am not against teachers. I think teachers should be paid a very fair wage. I also think a lot of the benefits the teachers receive should be counted when we're calculating what those wages are. I also believe that the individual school districts should have more leverage as to how much they pay their teachers, which they do not have at this time. And this would give it to them. I also believe that the competing teachers unions that we have in Oklahoma are bad for our teachers. State question eight oh one gives local school boards flexibility to use existing money in the classroom for things like teacher, pay technology textbooks without raising taxes, executive director of the teacher's union. Jennifer money's said in a statement to our good friends at news four the measure doesn't require school districts to change anything unless it makes sense for their local community. What's wrong with that? Now, I do know that there is another teacher's union that say, well that's going to take money away from potential building improvements that they could make what you got to decide what you want teachers do you want a decent salary. Do you want to work on a palace? Sometimes you can't have both. And here's my thing. Again, I want teachers to be paid a decent salary. I want our schools to be decent buildings that will stand up against tornadoes and time I do not think with over forty percent of our state budget going into education, we need to raise taxes anymore. This is one way of better spending the money. We are already allocating. I'm voting. Yes. For state question. Eight oh, one your thoughts. Eight four thousand star one thousand on NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. Manager to the stars David Steinberg is joining us next. We live in a world full of sound. And we hope one."