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Oklahoma City to consider new sales tax plan


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council is looking for voter approval on a quarter-cent tax increase in order to hire more police officers and firefighters.

City Council adopted the revised sales tax plan Tuesday and hopes to pump $240 million into streets over 27 months and raise $26 million a year for public safety, The Oklahoman ( ) reported.

The plan was developed over a series of workshops, meetings and public hearings over the past several months. The council's initial proposal was to raise less money for streets without raising taxes.

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