Oklahoma Supreme Court Decides On Constitutionality of Tulsa Project
Senator Patrick Anderson
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court is to hear arguments by a state senator challenging the constitutionality of a plan to issue $25 million in bonds for a Tulsa project.
The court is to hear the arguments Wednesday in the challenge by Republican Sen. Patrick Anderson of Enid.
Anderson argues that the Legislature authorized the bonds in 2009 in order to obtain federal matching funds to build a series of low water dams along the Arkansas River. That project failed to materialize and the new proposal would use the bonds to raise the level of the Zink Dam to develop a park area along the river in Tulsa.
Anderson argues that using the bonds to pay for the project is unconstitutional because it is different from the original intent of the Legislature.
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