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Thu June 5, 2014

OKC Petition Drives Don't Meet Signature Deadline

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — City officials say backers of three initiative proposals in Oklahoma City did not turn in the signatures needed to get the measures on the ballot.

The three separate initiatives would have raised Oklahoma City's minimum wage, reduced penalties for marijuana possession and imposed term limits on the mayor and city council. Oklahoma City Clerk Frances Kersey says leaders of the petition drive had until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in the signatures, but none were submitted.

According to The Oklahoman, backers of the minimum wage initiative had suspended their petition drive after Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that bans cities from adopting their own minimum wage ordinances.

Backers of the initiatives had needed 6,000 valid signatures to put the issues before voters.