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Oklahoma City voters passed two sales tax proposals, including a permanent quarter-cent hike to fund city operations, specifically the salaries of new police officers and fire fighters. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Oklahoma City voters set a course for infrastructure development over the next decade with the passage of two sales tax initiatives and a bond issue

Oklahoma City voters set a course for infrastructure development over the next decade with the passage of two sales tax initiatives and a bond issue

Oklahoma City voters set a course for infrastructure development over the next decade with the passage of two sales tax initiatives and a bond issue.

During Mayor Mick Cornett’s four terms, he has led the city through one general obligation bond program and the MAPS 3 sales tax initiative. Tuesday, voters decide whether to back the
2017 General Obligation Bond program and two sales tax initiatives. | Photo Gazette / file

Tuesday, OKC votes on Mayor Cornett’s plan for the city’s future

Tuesday, OKC votes on Mayor Cornett’s plan for the city’s future. The ballot includes a $967.4 million bond referendum as well as two sales tax propositions to address safety and streets.

John George, president of the Fraternal Order of the Police, talks about plans to bulk up Oklahoma City's police force, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

OKC’s September special election is a big moment for public safety spending

OKC’s September special election is a big moment for public safety spending.

Damaged roads on North Classen Boulevard, Thursday, July 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Sept. 12’s election will include propositions for improvements to infrastructure

Oklahoma City voters could deliver a $730.5 million investment for roads through a combination of proposed sales and property taxes

Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman, Ed Shadid, during the recent debate concerning panhandleing, 12-8-15, at City Hall in Downtown OKC.  (Mark Hancock)

As the Oklahoma City Council prepares sales tax and bond propositions, conversations continue about how best to spend the funds

Some want the money to fund infrastructure improvements, and others believe the money should go to schools.

Chicken-Fried News: Oklahoma nightmare

Let’s say you are an avid follower of Oklahoma politics but fell and hit your head when leaving the Capitol tunnel after Gov. Mary Fallin’s State of the State Address on Feb. 6. Let’s say the fall knocked you into a coma. More than four months later, you emerged from unconsciousness with questions burning in

Councilman Todd Stone talks about his new position at his office, Friday, May 19, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Todd Stone joins OKC Council, weighs in on bonds, MAPS, other city initiatives

“I am really interested in seeing streets get a shot in the arm,” Stone told Oklahoma Gazette during a recent interview in his office at City Hall.

Ralph Ellison Library, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC voters could go to the polls in September to vote on a bond referendum and a possible MAPS tax

The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.

John Johnson, ACOG Executive Director, speaks and intoduces mayors before they sign document, during a ceremony held in the historic Santa Fe Station, being designated the regional transit hub, in downtown OKC, 12-1-2015.  (Mark Hancock)

Local leaders make moves to establish a Regional Transit Authority

Task force members are searching for a consultant to create a proposal for transit authority operations, and voters will decide how it will be funded.

An employee walks past beer selection at Poncho's Liquortown.  mh

Alcohol reform is still underway at the state Capitol

Proposed bills include changes to taxes, the number of liquor licenses someone may have and stores opening on Sundays.

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