Ballot measures raise and eliminate taxes in Oklahoma county

Wed, Jun 10 2009 — Source: Tulsa World

Washington County voters by a 2-to-1 margin on Tuesday approved a proposal to construct a $14.5 million new jail that will replace an outdated facility that had been cited by the state for overcrowding. Residents approved the jail proposal, funded by a ½-cent sales tax, on a vote of 3,939 to 1,854 ”” a 68 percent approval rating. County voters also approved by an 84 percent margin a measure that will eliminate personal property tax.