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 â€˜yesâ€™ votes or 51%, and 581 â€˜noâ€™ 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 cityâ€™s fire, police and park departments.
The unofficial results from the Rogers County Election Board office show 75% or 499 voters said â€˜yesâ€™ and 25% or 168 voters said â€˜no.â€™