The Tulsa City Council is now moving forward on a $919 million capital improvement project that would continue this community's Fix Our Streets sales tax and property taxes for an additional 5 to 5.5 years in order to fund continued street construction, rehabilitation and widening projects, and a number of other capital improvement projects. Capital improvement, you ask? Well, it's not money for more police officers or more fire-fighters, as our guest notes today, but more money for the cars, trucks, and other equipment these city employees need to do their job (as but one example).
Oklahoma’s annual sales tax exemption weekend is underway. It started at midnight and runs through Sunday night at midnight.
During this period all sales taxes will be eliminated on apparel, up to $100. The idea was approved by the legislature in the last decade to keep Oklahoma dollars from going across the border to Texas. It was conceived as a way to help parents with back-to-school expenses, but it does not include school supplies.
Last year, the tax free weekend cost $6.9 million dollars to state coffers.