Renewal of the 1 cent sales tax for Rogers County on the June 26th Primary election ballot is not just a good idea, it is absolutely essential to sustaining the county’s continued rapid growth and economic development. Understand that it is not a tax increase. It is keeping the same penny that has been in place since 1988. There is nothing on the June 26th ballot that has a bigger impact on your daily lives than the benefits the county receives from this revenue stream. The money earmarked for roads and bridges is what enables our county commissioners to continually replace and repair county roads and neighborhood streets as they age and deteriorate. The 78 Bridges and 1200 miles of road in Rogers County require continuous maintenance to assure our public safety and quality of life. A smaller portion of this penny goes to retire the county’s debt of the Material Services lawsuit. Keeping the penny in place puts the county approximately five years away from lifting this financial burden from our county government and will open doors of tremendous opportunity for us. The third and final portion of this penny has been earmarked to provide the Rogers County Sheriff’s Dept. with much needed resources to fight crime and keep up with the ever-increasing public safety concerns of our growing county population. When you go to the polls on June 26, let us keep Rogers County moving in the right direction. Let’s Keep the Penny.
Rogers County Commissioner District 2