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State rep. announcing plan to change Indian cultural center funding today

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OKLAHOMA CITY – One state representative will announce a proposal to change the funding plan to the American Indian Cultural Center today.

Senate bill 1651 would provide $40 million to complete the cultural center and museum.

The money would come from the state’s unclaimed property fund.

Rep. Sean Roberts will propose a plan to use that money for a different purpose.

He wants to use $20 million to repair the crumbling State Capitol and the other $20 million for school funding.

Roberts says it’s irresponsible to spend that kind of money on the cultural center when we’re struggling to provide adequate funding for education and repairing the Capitol.