Three Republican Oklahoma lawmakers opposed to indebting the state another $40 million for the center call the audit and backing of other regulatory measures for the museum agency a compromise.
By Megan Rolland | Published: April 6, 2012
Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday she will request a full audit of the agency responsible for completion of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum to pave the way for support of a $40 million statewide bond issue to complete the often-delayed project.
The half-completed museum at the Interstate 40 and Interstate 35 junction in Oklahoma City has run out of funding.
And the state agency responsible for its completion has been trying to raise $80 million of half public and half private money to complete the approximately $170 million project by 2014.
Oklahoma City pledged $9 million toward the project recently, and a spokeswoman for the center said they have reached their fundraising goal.
Now the rest depends on state lawmakers to approve a bond issue this session.
Three senators opposed to indebting the state another $40 million for the center announced Thursday that they had reached a compromise with the governor and legislative leaders... FULL ARTICLE
Fri, April 6, 2012
by John Cox