Crumbling Capitol may get improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY – Our state capitol is falling apart and a few of our state leaders are asking that we get it repaired.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed House Joint Resolution 1033, which is $120 million bond issue to conduct repairs and renovations to the Capitol building.
According to a release, the Capitol has experienced broken sewage lines, and has been forced to erect protective scaffolding to stop stone from falling on state employees and visitors.
Author of the bill, House Speaker Jeff Hickman, calls the current condition of our Capitol an embarrassment and wants to get the repairs made as soon as possible.
“The longer we wait, the more expensive the repairs will be,” said House Speaker Hickman, R-Fairview. “This is one option that will get the job done.”
If passed by the Senate, HJR 1033 will be on the November 2014 ballot for voters to consider.