An Oklahoma Senate committee has given its approval to a $25 million plan to complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.
The Senate Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget voted 26-16 Thursday and sent the plan to the full Senate for a vote.
The bill would authorize $25 million in bonds to finish the museum situated on 67 acres along the banks of the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City.
Republican Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman of Sapulpa says 143 acres surrounding the museum will be transferred to the city of Oklahoma City for economic development and officials say that when all state bond payments have been made, the museum could also be transferred to the city.
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