Some legislators prefer a pay-as-you-go plan. That sounds good until revenues dip and repairs are put on hold for a year or two. The best idea is a bond issue. Incoming House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, said doing nothing “is not an option.” He's right, and he should make it his work to sell the merits of a bond issue to his reluctant caucus.
A bond issue would be an affordable and responsible way to fix a problem that's lingered far too long.