OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Auditor and Inspector, Gary Jones, says an agreement has been reached with state officials that will allow him and his part of his staff to remain on the first floor of the Capitol following the building's $245 million renovation.
Jones said he met Monday with Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger (DOR'-fling-ur) and struck a deal that would ensure his office remains in its current location.
Jones is a Republican who has been a frequent and vocal critic of the Legislature. He said in September he was told by Doerflinger that plans to renovate the Capitol called for him and his staff to be moved out of the building. Jones refused to go along with the plans and criticized Doerflinger and some legislative leaders for trying to oust him.