Voters in Edmond, Okla., last week overwhelmingly approved a 0.5% increase in the city’s sales tax to build a $25.5 million police station after rejecting a similar $31.5 million proposal in 2008 by a 61% margin.

This time, 73% of the 5,000 voters in the Oklahoma City suburb approved the measure. The tax will go into effect April 1. The new facility will include police headquarters, 13 jail cells, and an emergency communications and operations center.

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