Local & Regional
9:21 am
Wed June 10, 2009

New Oklahoma Jails

Oklahoma City, OK – Voters approve jails in 2 counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Voters have approved new jails in two Oklahoma counties.

Washita County residents voted in favor of a three-quarter-cent sales tax that will go toward building a new jail and renovating the current one.

In Washington County, voters passed a measure that will create a quarter-cent sales tax for a new county jail there.

Elsewhere, a proposal to fund a new ambulance in Seiling passed.

And a proposition to renew a sales tax to renovate Cordell Memorial Hospital was approved by voters in Washita County.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press