Oklahoma Lawmakers Approve Temporary Lift Of 'Art In Public Places Act'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 11:13 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY -- A State House committee signed off on a bill that would temporarily lift Oklahoma's Art in Public Places act.

It's a story the Oklahoma Impact Team told you about last summer.

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Right now, anytime the state spends $250,000 on a building project a fraction has to go to art.  Some art projects have cost as much as $500,000.

State lawmakers say with Oklahoma's budget a $500 million in the hole, the state can't justify spending money on art, when school and other agencies are taking big cuts.