- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A panel led by Gov. Mary Fallin that is responsible for overseeing a bond issue of up to $120 million for improvements to the Capitol is asking Oklahoma’s highest court to determine if the bond issue is constitutional.

The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority voted unanimously on Monday to ask the state Supreme Court to determine if a bill approved by the Legislature last year is constitutional.

An Oklahoma City attorney with a history of successfully challenging legislative actions has filed notice indicating his opposition to the plan. Attorney Jerry Fent claims the bill authorizing the bond issue was an unconstitutional special law because it addressed only one state building.

A spokesman for the state agency overseeing the Capitol repairs says the bonds won’t be sold until the Supreme Court rules.

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