Coalition delivers petitions for fuel tax increase

Monday, December 20th 2004, 11:11 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- More than 50 boxes with signed petitions seeking a vote of the people on a proposed increase in fuel taxes were delivered to the state Capitol Monday.

Members of the Safe Bridges and Roads Coalition carried the boxes to the Secretary of State's office, which will begin counting the signatures to verify their validity on January third.

Former Transportation Secretary Neal McCaleb said he's gratified that people stepped up to sign the petitions and is looking forward to getting the measure on the ballot.

Some 219-thousand signatures are needed for the measure to get on the ballot.

Coalition officials said a few weeks ago they had more than enough signatures.