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Oklahoma governor agees to audit of Indian museum funds

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) agreed to an audit of funds provided to the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in response to complaints from Republican lawmakers.

Fallin has previously said she wants to finish work on the facility, which needs another $80 million. The state is expected to provide $40 million.

“The taxpayers of Oklahoma have made a significant investment in the Native American Cultural Center,” Fallin said in a press release, The Oklahoman reported. “It is important they see a return on that investment.”

The remaining $40 million for the museum is expected to come from private sources.

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Gov. Mary Fallin calls for audit of funds for American Indian museum (The Oklahoman 4/6)
An additional $40 million in state bond funds sought from lawmakers for OKC Indian museum gets boost (The Tulsa World 4/6)

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