News ArchiveMay 23
Governor Fallin Thanks President Obama for Announcing Plans to Tour Tornado Damage
Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama?s announced plans to visit Moore, Oklahoma on May 26:
Severe Weather Situation Update #4 -- Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Due to widespread tornado damage, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated ? although at reduced levels. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with the Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Management and Enterprise Services, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahom Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). The State has launched a website, www.okstrong.ok.gov , to provide up-to-date information and resources. Individuals affected by the storm are urged report their whereabouts on the American Red Cross website, www.safeandwell.org .
Severe Weather Situation Update #3 -- SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS STATE
Due to widespread tornado damage and continuing severe weather conditions across Oklahoma, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with the Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Insurance Department, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). The State has launched a website, www.okstrong.ok.gov , to provide up-to-date information and resources.
Governor, officials tell Oklahomans to walk this way
Gov. Mary Fallin did more than tell state workers and others Wednesday to develop healthy habits. She led them on a walk around the state Capitol complex.
Governor Fallin Signs Tax Cut into Law
Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law a landmark income tax reduction bill. House Bill 2032 would cut the top income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5.0 percent on January 1, 2015. It would cut the rate further, to 4.85 percent, in 2016. Once fully realized, the tax cut would pump $237 million into the private sector
Governor Mary Fallin and Legislative Leaders Announce Budget Deal
Governor Mary Fallin, House Speaker T.W. Shannon, Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman and appropriations chairmen in the state Legislature today reached an agreement on a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The agreement outlines a fiscally conservative blueprint for state government, holding the line on spending for most agencies while providing targeted increases in resources for education, health, child welfare and infrastructure.
Fallin hits three homers in one week
It was a very good week for Gov. Mary Fallin.
Governor Mary Fallin to Address Legislators from Across the United States
Governor Mary Fallin will speak to hundreds of state legislators from across the country on Friday, May 3, at the American Legislative Exchange Council?s (ALEC) Spring Task Force Summit. The two-day summit will be held this year at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
EDITORIAL: Agreement on workers' comp bill good news for Oklahoma
AFTER weeks of wrangling, Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders have reached agreement on major agenda items.
Oklahoma House approves workers' compensation measure
A measure hailed as historic by the state's largest business group in its overhaul of Oklahoma's workers' compensation system is one legislative vote away from heading to the governor for final approval.
Governor Fallin, legislative leaders announce tax cut, other plans
Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders on Tuesday announced an agreement to reduce the state's income tax to 5 percent from 5.25 percent in 2015.
Fallin, Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Tax Cuts, Workers' Compensation Reform and Pay-As-You-Go Infrastructure Plan
Governor Mary Fallin, Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman and House Speaker T.W. Shannon today announced agreement and impending action on key legislative items, including income tax cuts, workers? compensation reform and a plan to address long-term infrastructure needs. Three bills were identified as having the support of both the governor and majorities in the House and Senate.
Governor Mary Fallin Statement on Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary
Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement on the 18th anniversary of bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
Governor Mary Fallin honors victims of Oklahoma City bombing
Gov. Mary Fallin is honoring the victims and survivors on the 18th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Governor Mary Fallin Signs School Security Measures into Law
Governor Mary Fallin today signed four bills into law designed to improve school security and keep Oklahoma children safe. She was joined at a public bill signing by Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, who served as chairman of the Oklahoma Commission on School Security, other commissioners, and legislative leaders.
Okla. governor's condolences for Boston bombings
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahomans know the pain of a public attack and have the victims of the Monday Boston Marathon bombing in their thoughts.
Oklahoma Governor Signs Bills Boosting School Security
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law four school safety bills that were introduced after last year's elementary school shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.
Fallin talks to FOX23 about OKC, Boston bombings
FOX23 spoke to Governor Mary Fallin about the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Gov. Fallin pushes income tax cut at Tulsa chamber event
Gov. Mary Fallin thinks there will be room in the upcoming state budget for both an income tax cut and more spending, including a boost for common education.
Tulsa's future economic development plan bolsters state economy, Governor says
The Tulsa region is integral to Oklahoma's economic success, with the Tulsa Regional Chamber-led Tulsa's Future plan playing a leading role in the state's economic development. That's what Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, business leaders and regional elected officials had to say at the annual meeting for the Tulsa's Future economic development initiative April 15
Fallin meets with Oklahoma GOP leaders over tax cut
Gov. Mary Fallin is meeting with Republican legislators to discuss plans to cut the state income tax and said leaders are "very close" to an agreement.
Gov. Mary Fallin To Headline OSU Energy Conference
The Seventh Annual Oklahoma State University Energy Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. April 23 at the Cox Business Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will headline the event.
Governor Fallin Ranked No. 2 For Approval Rating
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has the second highest approval rating among U.S. governors right now.
Governor applauds Oklahoma City Thunder for economic impact award in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Venture Forum gave its first Chairman's Award for Economic Impact to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
President Obama would do well to read some of what Margaret Thatcher had to say
MARGARET Thatcher came to Oklahoma 20 years ago and spoke about the importance of democracies and, especially, the need to stand firm against tyranny. It might serve President Barack Obama well to review some of what she said that day.
Oklahoma Legislature, Governor honor 45th infantry
The widows of two Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan were presented Tuesday with the Legislature's inaugural Gold Star Medal during a state Capitol ceremony honoring the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Division.
Gov. Fallin on legacy of Margaret Thatcher
Governor Mary Fallin talked KFOR TV about the legacy of the "Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher.
Governer Fallin and GE announce new research center in Oklahoma
General Electric says it will build a new global research center in Oklahoma creating 125 new engineering jobs
GE to Build Oil & Gas Global Research Center in Oklahoma
$110 Million Investment to Drive Best-In-Class Technology, Create 125 High-Tech Jobs
Interview with Governor Mary Fallin -- Future for Oklahoma
Oklahoma Horizon, a nationally televised weekly program that explores economic and social trends, inteviewed GovernorFallin about her plan for Oklahoma in 2013.
Support grows for Oklahoma governor's plan to cut state income tax
Gov. Mary Fallin's simple proposal to reduce Oklahoma's top personal income tax is gaining traction and appears to have the best chance of passage.
Governor Fallin Honored at OYE- Signals Support for House Bill 1999
Governor Mary Fallin saluted the young people involved in the 2013 Oklahoma Youth Expo- as she brought greetings to the crowd gathered at the Sale of Champions on Friday afternoon at the State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma governor's two proposals remain alive in legislature
Two key proposals by Gov. Mary Fallin -- reducing the top personal income tax rate down to 5 percent and overhauling Oklahoma's workers' compensation court ? remain intact after lawmakers completed the first of three key deadlines.
Governor Fallin Praises Oklahoma Legislators for Support of Tax Cut
Governor Mary Fallin praised the Oklahoma House of Representatives today for passing HB 2032, a bill that lowers the top income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5.0 percent. Fallin made the proposal in her 2013 State of the State address and included it in her executive budget.
Oklahoma House approves income tax-cutting measures
The House passes a bill that would cut the state's highest personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5 percent, which is the proposal suggested by Governor Mary Fallin. The measure now goes to the Senate.
Gov. Fallin Shares Workers' Compensation Changes with OKC Chamber
Gov. Mary Fallin told members of the Oklahoma City Chamber she supports many of the changes contained in workers' compensation law making its way through the legislature.
Governor Mary Fallin's 'Oklahoma Now' Column --Snuffing Out Secondhand Smoke
Governor Urges Oklahomans to Sign Up at www.DontSmokeOnMe.com
Governor Fallin calls for major overhaul of Oklahoma's pension system
Gov. Mary Fallin is calling for a major overhaul of Oklahoma's pension system, wanting to consolidate the staff, boards and offices of several pension plans into one and change to a defined contribution instead of the traditional plan for new state employees.
Fallin says state agencies prepared for sequester
No immediate loss of state services should result from the pending federal budget sequester, Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on FOX News' On The Record with Greta Van Susteren .
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on FOX News' On The Record with Greta Van Susteren .
Oklahoma Mary Fallin speaks out on sequester and budget cuts, says state is prepared
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released a statement Friday regarding looming budget cuts and the sequester. Fallin says state agencies have spent months preparing for cuts should Republicans and Democrats fail to reach an agreement on government spending.
Measures eliminating, consolidating dozens of Oklahoma state boards and committees advance
A legislative committee fulfilled an objective of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin by passing a bill Thursday that would abolish nearly 50 boards and commissions and another measure that would consolidate more than 40 others into eight panels.
Oklahoma governor: Everybody's to blame for sequester standoff
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants President Obama and Congres to sit down and put the nation first, for once .
Fallin addresses automatic spending cuts at National Governor's Association
Governors are becoming prominent voices in the fight to cut the federal deficit, warning that Capitol Hill's latest budget stalemate is causing fresh uncertainty that threatens economic progress.
Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Governor, Blames Sequester On 'Everybody'
The Republican governor of Oklahoma blames both parties for the partisan gridlock causing the country to speed toward sequestration, the massive cuts to defense and domestic spending set to take effect next week.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin honored by group advocating budget, pension reform
State Budget Solutions, a national group advocating fiscally conservative policies, has named Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin winner of its "Real Leader" award.
Governor Mary Fallin To Lead Initiative Petition Drive On Second Hand Smoke Reduction Measures
Governor Mary Fallin today announced plans to put tobacco regulations aimed at reducing second hand smoke to a vote of the people.
Governor Mary Fallin Speaks to the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon
Governor Mary Fallin spoke at the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Luncheon Friday. The following is her speech in it's entirety.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin joins OSU to boot up finished Cowboy Wind Farm
State, OSU and utility officials celebrated one of Oklahoma's newest wind farms with a ceremony Friday in Stillwater. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s Cowboy Wind Farm in Blackwell will supply electricity to the Oklahoma State University campus
Fallin says revenues expected to be higher than thought
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin expects the state to have an additional $40 million to spend when revenues are certified later this month.
Governor applauds Oklahoma State University's energy leadership
The state of Oklahoma has adopted Oklahoma State University?s model to improve energy efficiency of state buildings, Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday.
Revised estimates show more money for Oklahoma's budget
Oklahoma legislators should have nearly $40 million more to appropriate than was thought a month ago. Official figures will be released next week.
2013 Agenda: Job Creation, Responsible Government, and a Healthier Oklahoma
Editor's note: This is one of a regular series of monthly columns titled "Oklahoma Now" by Governor Mary Fallin.
EDITORIAL: With 2013 agenda, Gov. Mary Fallin hopes to continue moving Oklahoma forward
In her State of the State speech Monday, Gov. Mary Fallin called for lawmakers to "keep the pedal to the metal, accelerate the state's growth, and continue to build a stronger and better Oklahoma." The proposals she outlined, while less turbocharged than the "pedal to the metal" rhetoric might imply, deserve support.
Governor Calls For Lower Taxes, More Money For Education In State of State Address
Gov. Mary Fallin is asking legislators to beef up funding for education and state Capitol repairs, while lowering the state's top income tax rate.
Fallin Oklahoma address calls for smaller tax cut
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin called for a modest cut to the state's top income tax rate Monday in her annual State of the State address to lawmakers as the 2013 legislative session got underway.
Governor Mary Fallin: More prosperous state, more responsible government keys to 2013 agenda
In recent years, Oklahoma's state government has played a vital supporting role to the private sector, helping to promote a business friendly environment that's led to a net gain of more than 62,000 jobs created since 2011.
Gov. Mary Fallin's State of the State Address to air live on OETA
OETA-The Oklahoma Network will broadcast Gov. Mary Fallin's State of the State Address live at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 and online at www.oeta.tv.
Tulsa World Editorial: Fallin Sees Need for Higher Mental - Health Funding
Gov. Mary Fallin since taking office has demonstrated an understanding of and commitment to the importance of mental-health treatment, and she did so again this week in announcing plans for increasing funding for such care.
Governor Mary Fallin pledges to seek income tax cut
A one-time cut to the state's income tax is not off the table, Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday, even as she outlined about $56 million in new funding proposals for mental health programs and Medicaid
Oklahoma governor pledges to seek income tax cut
A one-time cut to the state's income tax is not off the table, Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday, even as she outlined about $56 million in new funding proposals for mental health programs and Medicaid.
One on one with Governor Mary Fallin
This month marks the beginning of Mary Fallin?s third year as Oklahoma?s first female governor. (See the Governor's interview on KFOR.com)
Governor Fallin, Verizon Officials Announce Company Bringing 500 New Jobs to Tulsa Facility
Governor Mary Fallin joined with officials from Verizon in Tulsa today to announce that the company is adding up to 500 new jobs at its North Lakewood facility in Tulsa. The jobs will be finance and accounting positions. The company currently employs more than 900 at the Tulsa facility.
Fallin has high favorable rating going into 2013
The latest SoonerPoll results show Governor Mary Fallin, the state?fs first female governor, with a 65.0% combined favorability rating.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says states should be partners in federal deficit reduction
In a speech in Washington, the governor said Congress and the president shouldn't treat states as underlings as they make cuts that will directly affect state budgets
Oklahoma Governor Warns Federal Deficit Could Hurt State Budgets
Governors are warning Congress that lingering uncertainty over raising the nation's debt limit could hinder their state budgets and job growth.
National Governors Association Leadership Deliver State of the States Address
Speech Highlights Economy, Education, Health Care and Homeland Security
Oklahoma governor to deliver states' concerns, priorities
Gov. Mary Fallin, who as vice chairman of a national group of governors met with the president last month, will be back in the nation's capital this week urging Congress and the president not to unfairly slash funding to states in their effort to reduce the federal deficit.
Merry Christmas from Governor Mary Fallin!
May joy be your gift at Christmas, and faith, hope and love be your treasurers in the New Year!
Governor Mary Fallin Declares Day of Remembrance in Oklahoma for Connecticut School Shooting Victims
Governor Mary Fallin has declared Friday, December 21, 2012, as a day of remembrance in Oklahoma for the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. The governor's proclamation asks Oklahomans to observe the day of remembrance with a moment of silence, reflection or prayer.
Governor Fallin's "Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive" ends tomorrow
Governor Mary Fallin's third annual "Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive" ends tomorrow -- and it's not too late to help us meet our goal and fight hunger in Oklahoma!
Governor Fallin Veterans Day Statement
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement concerning Veterans Day 2012.
Governor's Arts Awards honors individuals, organizations for promoting arts in Oklahoma
Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Arts Council honored eleven individuals and eight organizations Thursday for their efforts to impact communities and education through the arts during the Governor's Arts Awards ceremony.
GOP picks up two seats in the Oklahoma Senate
Republicans picked up two seats in the state Senate on Tuesday in one of the unlikeliest of places ? a longtime Democratic stronghold in rural southeast Oklahoma
Oklahoma House Republicans to control record number of seats
House Republicans will have a record-high number for next year's legislative session by posting wins Tuesday in 24 of the 34 contested seats based on unofficial returns
Gov. Mary Fallin shows support for State Question 766 and encourages Oklahomans to vote YES
Governor Mary Fallin shows her support and encourages everyone to vote YES on State Question 766
Oklahoma governor meets with Israeli ambassador
Talks between Gov. Mary Fallin and Meir Shlomo centered on how Oklahoma energy companies could help Israel develop its natural gas field and the political situation both in the Middle East and the United States.
Oklahoma ties: State is sending teams to help Sandy victims
Oklahoma is sending a 10-person operations support team to the state of New York to assist in recovery efforts from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday
Gov. Fallin honored for anti-hunger program
Gov. Mary Fallin was in Tulsa on Thursday to be recognized by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma for her efforts to fight hunger and to promote the statewide food drive.
Governor Mary Fallin Statement on the Final Presidential Debate
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement regarding the final presidential debate held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.
Farm Bureau partners with governor's food drive
County Farm Bureau offices across Oklahoma are once again serving as food donation drop-off locations for Gov. Mary Fallin's third annual Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive being held Oct. 15 to Nov. 15.
People & Places: Community Food Bank to honor Gov. Fallin at Hunger's Hero Awards
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and WPX Energy will honor Fallin at the Hunger's Hero Awards Luncheon on Oct. 25 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown.
Governor Fallin Statement on the Second Presidential Debate held at Hofstra University
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement regarding the second presidential debate held at Long Island's Hofstra University.
Governor Mary Fallin Kicks off Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive
Governor Seeks Needed Donations for Holiday Season
Oklahoma Governor Heading To Europe To Get New Jobs For The State
Governor Mary Fallin has announced plans for an economic development trip to Europe. Fallin's office says that the governor will lead a delegation from the state Department of Commerce and from northeastern Oklahoma on the trip
Fallin addresses Tulsa County GOP women at mayor's home
Gov. Mary Fallin literally packed the house on Tuesday. Her appearance at the home of Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his wife, Victoria Bartlett, for the annual membership meeting of the Republican Women's Club of Tulsa County filled the place to the rafters
Governor Mary Fallin to Lead Oklahoma Delegation on Economic Development Trip to Europe
Governor Mary Fallin will lead a delegation of business and civic leaders from northeastern Oklahoma on an economic development trip to Europe from October 15 - October 19. The trip, organized by the Tulsa Metro Chamber, will include meetings with senior executives at companies with employment or operations in Oklahoma. Officials from the Tulsa Metro Chamber and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce will also attend.
Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma has made strong effort to improve energy efficiency
Oklahoma is named one of the most improved states in an annual ranking after Gov. Mary Fallin makes efficiency a goal.
Governor Fallin Statement on Presidential Debate
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement regarding the presidential debate:
Oklahoma taking lead in energy independence (Gov. Fallin's 'Oklahoma Now' Column)
This Thursday, energy industry experts, executives and employees will join public officials at the Governor?s Energy Conference in Oklahoma City. They will represent virtually every sector of the energy industry, including oil and natural gas, wind and solar power, biofuels and nuclear energy.
Governors Fallin, Hickenlooper to Announce 22-State Bipartisan CNG Vehicles Award
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will announce the results of a multistate solicitation designed to encourage auto manufacturers in the U.S. to develop more functional and affordable compressed natural gas vehicles. Fallin and Hickenlooper are leading a bipartisan group of 22 states seeking to use CNG vehicles in their state automobile fleets.
Fallin discusses education funding at town hall meeting
Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she remains committed to education.
A SORC thumb's up to governor
It would be an understatement to say many have been happy with Gov. Mary Fallin?s decision this summer to temporarily halt any possible closure plans for the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin continues support for wind production tax credit
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin remains committed to an extension of the federal production tax credit for wind energy, joining several other Republican governors and lawmakers in the central United States.
Oklahoma Gov. Fallin's focus on CNG shifts to a higher gear
Other than natural gas company executives and a few politicians, who's excited about building market share for gas products? Evidently a lot of people are.
Governor visits Altus, touts ag and Air Force
Gov. Mary Fallin toured Altus Air Force Base Thursday afternoon and then served as keynote speaker during the annual Altus Chamber of Commerce banquet that evening.
Fallin to visit southwest Okla., tour Altus AFB
Gov. Mary Fallin is planning a tour of Altus Air Force Base in southwest Oklahoma.
Gov. Fallin to Host National Energy Leaders for Southern States Energy Board Meeting
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will host key policy makers and energy industry leaders from across the nation in Oklahoma City for the 52nd annual meeting of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB). Governor Fallin serves as chairman of the SSEB.
Fallin Hosts Energy Conference On October 4th
Leading energy industry officials as well as key policy makers will gather in Oklahoma City on Thursday, Oct. 4, for the Governor's Energy Conference, Governor Mary Fallin announced today.
Governor Fallin to hold Town Hall at OSU-Tulsa
Governor Mary Fallin announced today that she and members of her Cabinet will be holding a Town Hall Meeting and lunch open to the public, on Wednesday, September 26.
Fallin's message, popularity worth paying attention to
Nearly one-quarter of state voters are registered Democrats who don't support Barack Obama. Keep this in mind when election results roll in Nov. 6. If Obama loses all 77 counties, as he did in 2008, it won't be solely due to Republican voters.
Septemberfest offers free fall fun Saturday at Oklahoma Governor's Mansion, History Center
Septemberfest offers free fall fun Saturday at Oklahoma Governor's Mansion, History Center For the second year, Gov. Mary Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen will host the family-friendly celebration of Sooner State heritage, history and culture.
Oklahoma Governor Appeals to FEMA for Wildfire Aid
Gov. Mary Fallin filed a formal appeal letter Thursday asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse its decision denying individual assistance to wildfire victims in Cleveland, Oklahoma and Payne counties.
Septemberfest to be held in Oklahoma this weekend
Gov. Mary Fallin is inviting Oklahomans to the 16th annual Septemberfest celebration this weekend.
Gov. Mary Fallin Invites Oklahomans to Septemberfest at Governor's Mansion and Oklahoma History Center
Governor Mary Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen today announced the 16th annual Septemberfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion and the Oklahoma History Center. The event is free and open to the public and features a variety of activities for the entire family.
The GOP's newest rising star: Gov. Mary Fallin
One of the political profiles that rose dramtically during the GOP convention is that of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.
Gov. Mary Fallin Comments on Mitt Romney's Acceptance of the Republican Nomination for President
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement on Governor Mitt Romney on accepting of the Republican nomination for president of the United States:
Governor Mary Fallin's Speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention
Governor Mary Fallin gave a primetime speech on Tuesday night to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. If you missed her speech, you can view it online at the following link:
Governor Mary Fallin Brings Sooner State Feel To Republican Convention
The Republican National Convention may be a long way away from Oklahoma, but it had a "Sooner State" feel Monday. Oklahoma's Governor was one of the speakers that took to the stage, to show her support for Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Fallin uses former Enid oilman as American success story
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says President Barack Obama and his policies are getting in the way of entrepreneurship and used an oilman?s business success story as an example of pursuing the American dream.
Oklahoma native Janna Little Ryan can handle national spotlight, Gov. Mary Fallin says
Congressional spouses and their families can live relatively normal lives, but there will be few layers of privacy left as the fall campaign begins.
Governor Mary Fallin to talk about Oklahoma 'Spirit' in the Republican National Convention speech
Using an Oklahoma City oilman as an example, Gov. Mary Fallin plans to promote Oklahoma's wildcat spirit and its recent economic success in her prime time speech here Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, the governor said Monday.
Mary Fallin Republican Convention Speech Boosts Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin delivered a speech at the Republican Convention on Tuesday night.
Governor Mary Fallin's Poll Numbers
A few hours before Gov. Mary Falin speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, a Republican polling firm in Oklahoma City reports that she has a favorable rating in Oklahoma of 65 percent and is popular among numerous different segments
Republican Convention Releases Revised Convention-Week Schedule
Republican officials today released a revised convention-week schedule. Changes in the schedule are the result of the convention?s decision postpone the Monday, August 27 sessions due to weather-related concerns.
Fallin, Cornett to speak Tuesday at Republican National Convention
Republican leaders Sunday scheduled Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for their Tuesday afternoon program as they reshuffled speakers to make up for a day lost to Tropical Storm Isaac. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's prime-time slot Tuesday was retained.
FALLIN AND HICKENLOOPER: A Natural Partnership for Energy Independence
Partisan gridlock may be a permanent feature of our nation?s capital, but it is a particularly alarming one when it prevents the creation of a sensible national energy policy that would ensure the long-term ability of Americans to power their businesses, heat their homes and access affordable transportation.
Governor Mary Fallin requests federal assistance from statewide wildfires
Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster aid for Oklahomans impacted by recent wildfires.
Governor requests federal disaster declaration for Oklahoma counties
Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster aid for Oklahomans affected by recent wildfires. If approved, the request would deliver individual assistance to residents and business owners in Cleveland, Creek, Oklahoma and Payne counties.
Governor Mary Fallin Applauds Mitt Romney's Selection of Paul Ryan for Running Mate
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement applauding Governor Mitt Romney for his selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as a running mate.
Oklahoma Governor Praises Mitt Romney's Pick For Running Mate
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday.
Mitt Romney Announces Women for Mitt Coalition; Gov.Mary Fallin Named Honorary Co-Chair
Mitt Romney today announced his Women for Mitt coalition.
Oklahoma Governor picked as headliner at Republican National Convention
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has been selected as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention in Florida later this month.
Fallin to Speak at GOP National Convention
Gov. Mary Fallin has been selected as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention later this month in Tampa, Fla.
Gov. Fallin says state's economy hinges on outside factors
Gov. Mary Fallin put a rosy face on the state's economy for the Tulsa Metro Chamber on Tuesday, but she said the continued upward trend depends largely on things beyond Oklahoma's control.
Gov.Mary Fallin to deliver 'State of the State' to Tulsa Chamber
Governor Mary Fallin is set to speak during the Tulsa Metro Chamber's "State of the State" luncheon Tuesday,
Governor Mary Fallin Addresses Tulsa Business Leaders
TULSA, Oklahoma - Governor Fallin presented the State of the State to Tulsa business leaders Tuesday.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin In Detroit To Promote CNG Vehicles
The governors of two natural gas producing states are in Detroit as part of an effort to push the use of vehicles powered by natural gas.
Fallin Named Vice Chair of National Governors Association
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was named vice chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) on Saturday.
Governor Declares Session Successful
This year's legislative session included a number of major policy victories that will save taxpayer dollars, deliver more efficient government services and create an environment more conducive to job creation.
Oklahoma governor touts victories from 2012 legislative session
The 2012 legislative session was marked by a flurry of successes that will deliver more efficient government services and an environment more conducive to job creation. While it's disappointing that an income tax reduction wasn't among those successes, the failure to reach a tax cut compromise should not detract from the many victories won this year.
Oklahoma Governor Dedicates Chapel at Camp Gruver
Paid for by private donations and built by volunteers, the Thunderbird Chapel at Camp Gruber is truly a gift of faith. "It's bigger than our imagination, really," U.S. Army National Guard Chaplain Capt. David Jordan said. A huge crowd, including Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, marveled at the $2-million project that was finished in six months.
Gov. Mary Fallin's Interview on Oklahoma's Veterans
Governor Mary Fallin was interviewed on Oklahoma Horizon TV about her involvement in projects that help prepare troops for their return to Oklahoma.
Okla. governor, Legislature close to budget deal
Legislative leaders and officials in Gov. Mary Fallin's office say they expect to announce a deal on Monday on how to divvy up Oklahoma's $6.6 billion budget.
Governor Fallin, House and Senate Leaders, Unveil Plans for Tax Cuts and Tax Simplification
Governor Mary Fallin and leaders in both the House and Senate today introduced a joint plan for income tax cuts and tax code simplification.
GOP: Yes, drilling is up, Mr. President, but no thanks to you
Weekly Republican Remarks by Gov. Mary Fallin, as provided by party leadership (Video)
GOP: Yes, drilling is up, Mr. President, but no thanks to you
Weekly Republican Remarks by Gov. Mary Fallin, as provided by party leadership (Video)
Governor Fallin Offers Support for Federal Balanced Budget Resolution
Governor Mary Fallin today applauded Senator Dan Newberry and Representative Glen Mulready for introducing Senate Concurrent Resolution 33, calling for a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Governor Fallin Applauds TransCanada Decision to Begin Construction of Southern Portion of Keystone Pipeline
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today applauded TransCanada?s decision to proceed with the construction of an oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
House panel approves Fallin's tax plan
Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to cut the personal income tax rate for more than 60 percent of Oklahomans by eliminating dozens of exemptions and deductions cleared its first legislative hurdle late Wednesday.
Governor Talks About Importance Of Aviation In Oklahoma
Governor Mary Fallin was in Tulsa Tuesday to talk about the importance of aviation in our state.
'We're Doing Fine,' Governor to Chamber
Governor Mary Fallin painted a bright future for Oklahoma as she spoke to members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce during its annual Chairman?s Breakfast.
Oklahoma To Consider New Tax Plan
Gov. Mary Fallin says her plan to overhaul Oklahoma's income tax structure will be put before legislators next week.
Governor addresses Oklahoma guardsmen at homecoming event
Greeted by American flags and lots of applause, 32 soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned home to Oklahoma on Friday after deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait.
OUR VIEW: Governor Fallin scores big with Speech
Gov. Mary Fallin defined her governorship on Feb. 6 and cemented her legacy as a leader.
Personal income tax phase-out in Oklahoma backed by House panel
A House panel easily approved a bill Monday that would phase out the state's personal income tax over 10 years, starting with cutting it by more than half by next year.
Gov. Mary Fallin: Tax Proposal is a game-changer for Oklahoma
Last week, I asked legislators to support me in implementing the most significant income tax reduction plan in state history: the Oklahoma Tax Reduction and Simplification Act. Our plan is bold. It cuts income taxes by a significant amount for a majority of Oklahomans in every tax bracket and of every income level.
Rookie Governors: Who's Doing Very Well?
It's been over a year since the governors of the Class of 2010 began their tenures. How are they doing?
Right Thinking: Drawing battle lines over income tax
If you're the kind of person that likes to compare political debate to warfare, you?ll appreciate that one way to understand the differences between the federal and the Oklahoma legislative processes is to compare them to how World War I and the Civil War were fought
The Heartland Tax Rebellion
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is starting to feel surrounded. On her state's southern border, Texas has no income tax. Now two of its other neighbors, Missouri and Kansas, are considering plans to cut and eventually abolish their income taxes. "Oklahoma doesn't want to end up an income-tax sandwich," she quips.
Fallin touts tax reform
Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday outlined her plan to reduce and simplify the state's income tax rates.
OK Gov.Mary Fallin Releases Bold Tax Reform Plan
The Governor's proposal would be a historic tax cut for Oklahomans.
Green County residents react to Gov. Fallin's plan to cut state income taxes
Governor Mary Fallin is proposing a plan to drastically cut state income taxes for all Oklahomans, eliminating the tax entirely for one bracket.
Gov. Mary Fallin details state personal income tax reduction plan
"Over time, our income tax would be phased out for every Oklahoman," she said.
OCPA Statement on the Governor's State of the State Address
"I hope every Oklahoman realizes how truly remarkable this day is for our future," said Michael Carnuccio, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.
State Chamber President Comments on Governor's Tax Plan
State Chamber President Fred Morgan comments on Gov. Mary Fallin's tax plan, outlined today in her State of the State address. The plan aligns with The State Chamber's 2012 Business Agenda goal of gradually reducing the income tax without shifting the tax burden onto Oklahoma businesses.
Oklahoma's Small Businesses Applaud Governor Fallin's Income-Tax Plan
Jerrod Shouse, Oklahoma state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, today applauded Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to ease the income-tax burden on small businesses that file at the individual level.
Governor Mary Fallin Delivers State of the State Address, Outlines 2012 Agenda
Q&A with Governor Mary Fallin
As she begins her second year in office, Gov. Mary Fallin is coming to terms with the demands of being the state's chief executive. Fallin took time recently to discuss what she's learned in her first year and how her life has changed.
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