House conservatives oppose bill
4:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Top Democrat Urges House Speaker To Allow Vote On Unfinished Native Museum

The Oklahoma House's top Democrat says the chamber should vote on whether to provide funding to complete the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum in Oklahoma City.

Credit American Indian Cultural Center And Museum

House Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Oklahoma City urged the House to take action on Thursday, a day after the House Appropriations and Budget Committee approved a plan to take $40 million from the Unclaimed Property Fund to complete the unfinished structure.

The measure has already been approved by the Senate, but Republican House Speaker Jeff Hickman of Fairview has said he wants 51 of the 72 House Republicans to support the plan before it could go for a vote in the House.

Inman says that is an unreasonable goal. The House's 29 Democrats support the bill, but many House conservatives are opposed.

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