BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Monday, April 23, 2012
4/23/2012 5:38:38 AM
State legislators are preparing for budget discussions that will make or break bills currently on the Senate agenda to fund Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to repair state bridges.
It's been six months since Fallin announced a plan to fix more than 700 structurally deficient bridges in the state by 2019, and three bills have passed committee that aim to provide the extra funding from the state's general fund.
Now, the bill's authors say, it's up to fine-tuning the bills and hoping budget negotiations allow Fallin's call for bridge funding to happen.
"Obviously, we've got a ways to go before we get it all together on her desk and get it signed," said state Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward. "I think at the end of the day, we'll have something we can work on." FULL ARTICLE
Mon, April 23, 2012
by John Cox