The Oklahoman
By William Crum


Oklahoma City is looking for changes from the Legislature in a law that would shift responsibility for the stalled American Indian Cultural Center and Museum from the state of Oklahoma to the city.

City Manager Jim Couch said Tuesday that city leaders want the Legislature to roll back a revenue- sharing provision and drop plans for a new authority that would oversee state- issued bonds.

Oklahoma City is negotiating a partnership with the Chickasaw Nation, which has offered millions of dollars to help the city complete and open the museum.

The city council on Tuesday approved a resolution expressing its intent to work with the tribe. Under the state law passed last year, the city has until March 15 to finalize a deal with the state.


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