DALLAS -- When Oklahoma voters decide today whether to back the state's first general obligation bond plan since 1968, they could authorize the $350 million in debt while rejecting the taxes to pay for the issue, observers say.

"I would say it's pretty much a toss-up right now," said Dan Brown, president of the Oklahoma Taxpayers Union, which has taken no formal position on the bond issue. "You might see the bonds approved, but the funding mechanism turned down."

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