State Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, told The Edmond Sun the powers that be have embarked on an effort to turn the state Capitol building into a Taj Mahal.
“There have been some very bad decisions related to the amount of expense being put into that building,” Murphey said. “And I think that’s the primary reason why he (State Auditor & Inspector, Gary Jones R-Cache) is being forced out.
“In the view of those who want to have a magnificent building, Gary Jones doesn’t have a place, nor does his office.” However, Murphey said he does not have evidence that Jones is the object of retaliation or that he is a political target.
“I think he is just in the way of those who want to have a first class facility and spend a lot of money doing it.”
Murphey said he believes the auditor should be in the building as well as the (Supreme)court and attorney general.
Taj Mahal: The Edmond Sun reports Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) says that Capitol Remodeling has gone too far.