Oklahoma State Senate|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January
Senator Mike Morgan
Appropriations Chairman Says Senate Leadership
Remains in Support of Higher Education Bond Issue
Comments from Senator Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater
“We stand behind the commitment that Senate Leadership made
to the college presidents last spring and remain in support of the
$500 million higher education bond issue. We also believe it’s
important to make passage of this legislation one of the first priorities
when the Legislature convenes next month.
“The economic development impact of this bond issue goes far
beyond the 4,000 initial construction jobs and the $700 million
that projects themselves will pump into Oklahoma’s economy.
“Creating a better learning environment will help produce
more college graduates in Oklahoma and expanding the research capabilities
of our colleges and universities will create a growing number of
jobs in the private sector.
“Higher education is an economic development engine and we
need to fuel that engine.”
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Senate Communications Office - (405) 521-5774