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Bill to save Talihina Veterans Center may not be considered


January 23, 2019

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's House Veterans and Military Affairs Committee probably won't hear a bill that aims to end a $100 million state construction project and keep a veteran's center in a small southeastern town.

Committee chair Rep. Tommy Hardin and others advocated for relocation of the Talihina Veterans Center, saying the aging facility needs costly repairs and can't employ sufficient personnel because of its rural location, The Oklahoman reported.

"We worked pretty hard the past four years to try to get that changed," Hardin said of the bill. "I'm not planning on hearing it...

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