OTA Makes Its Case for Legality of Bonds for Major Expansion Projects

The Oklahoman reports, “Appearing before an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Tuesday [October 11], Jerry Fent argued against the sale of bonds to fund turnpike expansion and improvement, saying that would run afoul of the state constitution. Representing the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, Jered Davidson said such financing has been common as the turnpike system has expanded over the years. He said there is no legal prohibition against it.” The newspaper describes Fent as “an Oklahoma City attorney who previously has challenged the constitutionality of state laws.”