Oklahoma Senate approves $160 million to go toward repairs at the Capitol

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate recently approved a bill that would authorize a $160 million bond issue to be used to repair the  Oklahoma State Capitol.

The Senate passed the measure 36-11 and it now heads to the House of Representatives.

Gov. Fallin proposed SB 2044 for repairs to the Capitol in her 2014 executive budget and her State of the State Address that she submitted earlier this month to lawmakers.

“Many thanks to the senators who voted to support this measure, which would pay for much-needed repairs to the state Capitol,” said Fallin. “It’s our responsibility to maintain and preserve our seat of government. A bond issue is the best, most realistic option for restoring the People’s House.”