- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City attorney has filed a lawsuit over the issuance of bonds to fund construction of several turnpikes around the state.

Attorney Jerry Fent filed the lawsuit Friday with the Oklahoma City Supreme Court.

Fent maintains a state law passed in 1987 that authorizes the construction of turnpikes conflicts with a constitutional requirement that laws deal with only one subject. A hearing is set for next month.

A spokesman for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority said the agency has not seen a copy of the lawsuit and declined to comment.

State officials last year announced plans to issue $900 million worth of bonds during the next few years to expand and renovate Oklahoma’s turnpike system.



The first phase of bond issues is scheduled to be considered next week.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide