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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Two proposed state bond issues totaling $75 million have been approved by a Senate panel, although a key budget negotiator in the House says they’re unlikely to be considered this year.

State Sen. Clark Jolley introduced two bills on Monday in a Senate appropriations committee. One would authorize a $40 million bond issue for a new building for the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, and a second would allow a $25 million bond issue for the Medical Examiner’s Office for a new laboratory.

Both bills were…

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