Okla. Senate OKs 8-year infrastructure plan

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Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 5:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Senate has approved House Speaker T.W. Shannon's bill that would create an eight-year plan to improve state buildings and properties without issuing bonds to pay for the work.

Shannon has pushed for the "pay-as-you-go" plan in part because the increasingly conservative House has been resistant to the idea of issuing bonds to pay for state projects.

Shannon is a former chairman of the House Transportation Committee and sees the plan being similar to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's eight-year plan for repairing the state's roads and bridges. The bill creates a commission to develop a prioritized list of state properties in need of repair and state assets that could be liquidated to help pay for projects.

The bill now returns to the House.

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