A proposed constitutional amendment on the state ballot in November that would raise spending for public education could cost up to $1.7 billion over three years, according to a new report from the bipartisan Oklahoma Policy Institute.

State Question 744 is one of 11 questions that will be decided by voters on Nov. 2. The ballot measure would amend the Oklahoma constitution to require per-pupil state funding at no lower than the average of adjacent states: Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, and New Mexico.

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