Repairing other buildings in the Oklahoma state Capitol complex could be added to a bond issue to repair the nearly 100-year-old building. Total cost could be about $200 million.
By Michael McNutt | Published: April 6, 2012
A bond issue to repair the crumbling state Capitol could be expanded to make repairs to other buildings in the Capitol complex, House Speaker Kris Steele said Thursday.
Steele, R-Shawnee, conceded that a proposed $140 million bond issue to repair and renovate the nearly 100-year-old state Capitol has opponents from both sides of the political aisle in the House of Representatives.
“Certainly there's not unanimous support,” he said. “There are those that have reservations and those that have expressed opposition no matter what the proposal is. More and more individuals within our caucus have expressed an interest in pursuing a bond proposal to take care of what they define as the people's building.
“The discussions are getting a little more serious, a little more firm, but nothing has been decided.” FULL ARTICLE
Fri, April 6, 2012
by John Cox