Armed with a new study about the economic impact, Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture backers make a last minute push for legislative funding. The Tulsa Regional Chamber study estimates the museum would have an 18-million dollar impact in its’ first year. Bob Ball, Chief Economist with the Chamber, says the museum would also have a long-term tourism impact that could benefit the entire state.
Getting the ball rolling would take a state funding infusion of 42.5 million dollars. With little time left in this session, it’s unlikely lawmakers will take action this year.