Enid Senator files Lawsuit over Tulsa Bond Project

Aug 23, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state senator from Enid is suing to stop a $25 million state bond issue to fund improvements to Tulsa's Zink Lake Dam.

Republican Senator Patrick Anderson filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Oklahoma County against the Oklahoma Capital Improvement Authority, Tulsa County, the City of Tulsa, Tulsa's River Parks Authority and others. He claims the use of a state bond issue on the project is unconstitutional and is asking a judge to prevent it.

City of Tulsa spokeswoman Kim MacLeod says she was unaware of the lawsuit and that city officials typically don't comment on pending litigation.

Anderson claims the bonds were originally approved by the Legislature in 2009 to match $50 million in federal funding that never materialized.

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