State authority appealing court judgement on funding

Tuesday, June 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority has voted to appeal part of a state Supreme Court ruling striking down a $175 million bond issue.

The court ruled against the bond issue authorized by the Legislature, but justices indicated they might have considered higher education projects as constitutional if they were separated from the package.

The higher education projects add up to $30 million. They include $7 million for the University of Oklahoma, with $3.3-million designated for the future OU weather center.

Oklahoma State University at Tulsa had been designated $11 million.

The authority will ask the court for a rehearing on the higher education part of the package.