Sales Tax to Improve Hospital Approved

Published 08/27 2014 03:37PM

Updated 08/27 2014 08:14PM

POTEAU, OK -- A sales tax is approved for a Poteau hospital. Voters approved a half-a-cent sales tax Tuesday night for the renovation of the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

The tax will go towards reopening the hospital's surgical department, which the state closed in Feburary of this year.

Seventy-six-percent of ballots cast were in support of the tax increase.

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