Oklahoma lawmakers could consider new prison
March 22, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A legislative budget leader says Oklahoma lawmakers could be willing to approve a bond package to build new prisons if needed.
Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh told lawmakers at a Senate Appropriations and Budget Committee hearing Tuesday that he hasn't seen much of an interest in the House or Senate to adopt a bond measure, which could total more than $800 million.
But Committee Chair Kim David notes that the Legislature adopted a $58.5 million bond package last year to build a new state health lab. She says that there's an interest "if the need is the...
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