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Oklahoma lawmakers consider bill to help finish Indian museum





Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House are considering a bill to finish the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

Senate Bill 1651 takes $40 million from the Unclaimed Property Fund for the museum. It already passed the Senate and cleared one hurdle in the House.

"This is a piece of our history," said Rep. David Dank (R), The Tulsa World reported. "It's a piece of our culture.

The museum has already received $97 million in state funds, nearly $15.7 million in federal funds and $8 million from other sources. Supporters say the $40 million will finally enable the state to finish the project.

Get the Story:
Bill to fund Indian museum clears hurdle in Oklahoma House (The Tulsa World 4/1)
House panel to hear $40M plan for Indian museum in Oklahoma City (AP 3/31)

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