OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Senate is expected to consider a plan to take $40 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund to help finish a Native American museum in Oklahoma City.
A bill containing the plan is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday in the full Senate. The measure is likely to face resistance in the House.
The $40 million in state funds would be used to match $40 million in private donations from tribes, companies and other donors that have been pledged to complete the project.
Seven years after the start of construction on the sprawling $170 million museum at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 40 in Oklahoma City the project remains unfinished, but the Legislature has balked in recent years at providing more money.
Online: Senate Bill 1651