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11:53 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Bond Program Challenge


The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a bond program that would help fund a new office for the state Medical Examiner.

The court says the bond program that has been used by Oklahoma colleges and universities to fund more than $600 million in buildings and projects at campuses across the state over the last decade is constitutional.

The court authorized an application to issue additional bonds. The application includes $38.5 million in bonds to build a new facility for the Medical Examiner's Office at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

State Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond said Wednesday that the ruling will save taxpayer dollars by allowing officials to use low-interest rates to fund the Medical Examiner's Office project and others that were also authorized.

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