Fallin, Anoatubby Encourage House Republicans To Approve Native American Museum Funding Bill
Gov. Mary Fallin and the leader of one of the state's most powerful Indian tribes are trying to convince House Republicans to support a $40 million plan to complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City.
Fallin and Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby met behind closed doors Monday with members of the House GOP caucus and urged them to support the proposal that would take $40 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund to help complete the project.
All 29 House Democrats have endorsed the plan, but House Speaker Jeff Hickman said he wants support from at least 51 of the House's 72 Republicans before scheduling it for a floor vote.
The bill has passed the Senate and is pending in a House committee.