Plans to kick auditor out of Oklahoma Capitol derailed

Ponca City Now - September 4, 2016 9:34 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The $245 million renovation of Oklahoma's state Capitol has led to allegations of a space grab.
Officials planned to boot Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones and about two dozen of his employees out of the building, but that was derailed after Jones refused to go along. A Republican who's been a vocal critic of the Legislature, Jones accused lawmakers and state officials of a space grab.
Jones was notified last week by Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger (DOR'-fling-ur) that plans developed in conjunction with House and Senate leaders called for him to be moved out of the building.
Gov. Mary Fallin said she was unaware of plans to evict Jones and directed Doerflinger to work with him on finding an amiable solution. A meeting with Jones is scheduled for Wednesday.


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