Court officials say the project doesn’t have enough funds after $10 million was taken from the project’s funds to pay for other court costs.
Oklahoma Representative Mark McCullough from Sapulpa says he is shocked to learn about the contract’s “unanticipated” termination.
“We believe they have plenty to operate on and a cushion to pay for this year’s portion,” McCullough said. “Over the year they’ll probably get about another $15 million filling back in that fund from the court fees. So to say that they needed that money that was swept and put into operations, I believe is not only inaccurate, it is misleading.”
The fund created to pay for the project contained more than $30 million.
McCullough said people are afraid that this is going to turn into a never-ending money pit that’s never going to get off the ground.
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