As Oklahoma Capitol crumbles, lawmakers continue to dismiss bond issue as solution

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: September 28, 2012

One lawmaker said he'd like to see repair work paid for “over a period of time rather than a bond issue.” But a bond issue allows for a low annual payment over many years, with the state getting all the money it needs up front.

Sears suggests letting voters decide the bond issue question. That's rich — wash your hands of the issue instead of doing the job you were elected to do. Not to mention that the soonest a question could be put on the ballot is probably November 2014.

And so the crumbling continues.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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