ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. - County officials are asking voters to renew a one cent sales tax.
The tax, which was first approved by voters in 1988, pays for road repairs and helps fund a portion of Rogers County's general budget.
County Commissioner Kirt Thacker, of District 3, says renewing the tax is vital.
"Without the road tax Rogers County will be crippled when it comes to road maintenance repair, building of new roads," said Thacker.
Those who oppose the tax, like lifelong Rogers County resident, Don Swinney, say now is not the proper time to renew it.
"The economy has got everyone down right now so an extra penny tax right now for another 4-5 years doesn't make a lot of sense," said Swinney.
If approved, the sales tax would be renewed for five years. If defeated, the tax will expire in October.
Voters will go to the polls to decide on May 14.
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