Mary Fallin http://kgou.org en SBA Loans Denied, But Repairs Ahead Of Schedule http://kgou.org/post/sba-loans-denied-repairs-ahead-schedule <p><a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> says she is disappointed the <a href="http://www.sba.gov/">U.S. Small Business Administration</a> denied her request for loans that would help two&nbsp;Oklahoma&nbsp;towns affected by an emergency bridge closure.</p><p>Fallin said Thursday the denial was based on the fact that the January 31 bridge closure does not meet the definition of a disaster declaration.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:31 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 27442 at http://kgou.org SBA Loans Denied, But Repairs Ahead Of Schedule Fallin Signs Ten Bills Into Law http://kgou.org/post/fallin-signs-ten-bills-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin has signed 10 bills into law and vetoed one.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">House Bill 2509 was signed Wednesday. It will extend the end date on the aerospace engineer employee and employer tax credit and the employer credit for tuition reimbursement until Jan. 1, 2018.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:17:03 +0000 Associated Press 26953 at http://kgou.org Fallin Signs Ten Bills Into Law Three Candidate Race For Governor http://kgou.org/post/three-candidate-race-governor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin has filed paperwork to seek another four-year term as the state's chief executive officer, and she's not the only one seeking the state's top post.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:28:59 +0000 Associated Press 26941 at http://kgou.org Three Candidate Race For Governor Fallin Seeks Federal Help For Businesses Affected By Bridge Closure http://kgou.org/post/fallin-seeks-federal-help-businesses-affected-bridge-closure <p><a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> announced Wednesday she’s asking for federal aid for businesses in Purcell and Lexington affected by the closure of a state bridge that connects the two communities.</p><p>In a statement, Fallin said she’s requesting an <a href="http://www.emd.wa.gov/disaster/disaster_report_damages_sba_economic_injury.shtml">economic injury declaration</a> from the U.S. Small Business Administration. That allows McClain and Cleveland county businesses to apply for federally subsidized loans.</p><p>Fallin declared a state of emergency two months ago that allowed state reimbursements of up to $100,000 for each of the cities and the two counties.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:35:49 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 26923 at http://kgou.org Fallin Seeks Federal Help For Businesses Affected By Bridge Closure Oklahoma Teachers Rally At Capitol For Funding http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-teachers-rally-capitol-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before the rally started outside, Oklahoma Secretary of Education and Workforce Development <a href="http://www.okcareertech.org/about/state-agency/state-director">Robert Sommers</a> stayed inside the building to say the administration supports the need for more cash in the classroom.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Last year the governor signed into a law a budget that delivered over $120 million in new education funding, the bulk of which was for common education," </span>Sommers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:36:42 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Associated Press 26286 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Teachers Rally At Capitol For Funding Inhofe, Lucas, Fallin Not Pleased With Prairie Chicken Move http://kgou.org/post/inhofe-lucas-fallin-not-pleased-prairie-chicken-move <p></p><p>Oklahoma politicians have been quick to respond to news that the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/">U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a> has decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened.</p><p>The Obama administration announced Thursday it is placing the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species. The move could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in Oklahoma and four other central and southwestern states.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:03:00 +0000 Associated Press & Kurt Gwartney & KGOU Staff 26127 at http://kgou.org Inhofe, Lucas, Fallin Not Pleased With Prairie Chicken Move Support For Common Core Waning At State Capitol http://kgou.org/post/support-common-core-waning-state-capitol <p></p><p>Strong backers of the education standards originally created by the <a href="http://www.nga.org/cms/home.html">National Governors Association</a>, including its current chair, <a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> (R-Okla.), are distancing themselves from the reform.</p><p>House Minority Leader <a href="http://www.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=94">Scott Inman</a> blames Fallin for failing to lead on the issue.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:45:59 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 26124 at http://kgou.org Support For Common Core Waning At State Capitol House Approves Oklahoma School Shelter Initiative http://kgou.org/post/house-approves-oklahoma-school-shelter-initiative <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A proposal supported by Gov. Mary Fallin to help local school districts pay for safety upgrades like storm shelters and safe rooms has been approved by the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;House.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 25111 at http://kgou.org House Approves Oklahoma School Shelter Initiative Fallin To Release Withheld Emails After Leaving Office http://kgou.org/post/fallin-release-withheld-emails-after-leaving-office <p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Thirty-one documents related to the Affordable Care Act that&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Gov</span>. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Michael King 24380 at http://kgou.org Fallin To Release Withheld Emails After Leaving Office Oklahoma Legislature To Have $188 Million Less To Spend http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-legislature-have-188-million-less-spend <p>State lawmakers will have even less revenue to appropriate this year for state services than initially projected, in large part due to volatile corporate income tax collections.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:01:16 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 23512 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Legislature To Have $188 Million Less To Spend