Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin last week reiterated her support for a state bond issue to fund repairs to the deteriorating capitol building in Oklahoma City.
Fallin called the current state of the structure unacceptable.
Several areas around the complex have been barricaded in order to prevent injuries from masonry pieces falling from the structure, the governor said last week in Edmond.
“We know we saw some of the facade fall on the outside, which is dangerous for not only the people who work in the capitol, but for those who come to visit the capitol,” the Republican governor said.
“It’s important that we take care of our infrastructure as a state just like a homeowner would repair their home,” she added.
“That’s why as governor I laid out very clearly that we pass a bond issue,” Fallin said. “We’ll continue to talk about it next year.”
The 2012 Legislature rejected a $200 million bond program to help repair the capitol and other state buildings at the complex.
Fallin said repairing the capitol alone could cost up to $150 million.