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Gazette Premium Content Indian museum plan gets frosty reception in House

Associated Press Updated: February 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Senate-backed plan to tap $40 million from the state's unclaimed property fund to help complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City is getting a frosty reception from GOP leaders in the Oklahoma House.

Newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Thursday that the House Republicans' initial reaction to the proposal "was not overwhelming."

A Senate committee this week approved a bill to use the $40 million to match another $40 million in private donations that would be used to finish the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River.

The $170 million museum remains mothballed after construction funds ran out.

Hickman says there is more support among House Republicans for a $160 million proposal to refurbish the state Capitol.

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