Dates set in Okla. shelter group's ballot fight

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A legal squabble over the ballot language for a $500 million state bond issue to help Oklahoma school districts pay for safe-room shelters will continue for the next couple of months.

A referee for the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday set several deadlines for briefs in the case. Oral arguments were set for Dec. 18.

Supporters of the proposed state question filed a legal challenge after Attorney General Scott Pruitt rewrote the ballot title. They contend the attorney general waited too long to notify them of his plans to rewrite the ballot title and that Pruitt's language is biased against the proposal.

The challenge was filed by Take Shelter Oklahoma and Kristi Conatzer, the mother of one of seven children killed when a tornado struck a Moore school in May.

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