Sales Tax Extensions Approved By Voters

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 6:00 am
By: News On 6

Some voters in Tulsa and Rogers counties went to the polls on Tuesday. Both elections concerned the extension of a city sales tax.

In Sand Springs, voters narrowly passed an extension of a half cent sales tax. Most of the money will fix Sand Spring streets.

The unofficial vote total according to the Tulsa County Election Board office was 613 ‘yes’ votes or 51%, and 581 ‘no’ votes, or 49%.

In Claremore, a one cent sales tax will be extended as well. Since the sale tax began in 1972, millions of dollars have gone to fund the city’s fire, police and park departments.

The unofficial results from the Rogers County Election Board office show 75% or 499 voters said ‘yes’ and 25% or 168 voters said ‘no.’