governor http://kgou.org en Mary Fallin In A Close Contest With Joe Dorman For Reelection http://kgou.org/post/mary-fallin-close-contest-joe-dorman-reelection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new poll by </span><a href="http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2014/oklahoma/election_2014_oklahoma_governor" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rasmussen</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the Oklahoma governor’s race shows within the margin of error. Likely voters support for <a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Gov.&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Fallin</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 45 percent and opponent State Rep. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 KGOU Staff 33700 at http://kgou.org Mary Fallin In A Close Contest With Joe Dorman For Reelection Governors' Races Offer Promise For Democrats http://kgou.org/post/governors-races-offer-promise-democrats Elections for governor could provide some good news for Democrats this fall, giving them the chance to regain ground in a few states where the party has had good fortune recently.<p>At this early stage, Republicans are expected to hold control of the House and pick up seats in the Senate — maybe even win a majority in the Senate.<p>But the GOP has fewer opportunities when it comes to statehouses. Republicans dominated state elections back in 2010, leaving them few openings this year. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 24856 at http://kgou.org Governors' Races Offer Promise For Democrats Fallin Says No State Funds To Ease Federal Programs http://kgou.org/post/fallin-says-no-state-funds-ease-federal-programs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin is ordering state agency leaders not to use any state money to temporarily fund federal programs during the ongoing partial government shutdown unless they&#39;ve been guaranteed federal reimbursement.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:16:44 +0000 Associated Press 15385 at http://kgou.org Fallin Says No State Funds To Ease Federal Programs Governor: Insure Oklahoma Not In Special Session http://kgou.org/post/governor-insure-oklahoma-not-special-session <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin says she won't include the fate of <a href="http://www.insureoklahoma.org/">Insure&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font></a>&nbsp;as a topic for a special legislative session if one is called. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:56:42 +0000 Associated Press 10706 at http://kgou.org Governor: Insure Oklahoma Not In Special Session Fallin Rearranges Cabinet, Names Two New Secretaries http://kgou.org/post/fallin-rearranges-cabinet-names-two-new-secretaries <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed two new officials to her cabinet and restructured the posts to add a tourism position and consolidate two others.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:41 +0000 Associated Press 9738 at http://kgou.org Fallin Rearranges Cabinet, Names Two New Secretaries State Property Smoking Ban Approved http://kgou.org/post/state-property-smoking-ban-approved <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Oklahoma House has approved a bill that puts into state law Gov. Mary Fallin's executive order banning smoking on state property.</span></p><p>Fallin signed the executive order against smoking in state buildings last year. The House passed a bill 76-14 Tuesday that would expand the ban to properties that aren't buildings and would allow cities and counties to ban smoking on their properties.</p><p>The bill now goes to the governor for her signature.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:23:00 +0000 Associated Press 4433 at http://kgou.org State Property Smoking Ban Approved Medicaid, Apologies, and Workers' Comp at the State Capitol This Week http://kgou.org/post/medicaid-apologies-and-workers-comp-state-capitol-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Democrats started off the week by gathering members of their caucus and supporters of an expansion to the Medicaid insurance program. House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-Del City) says Oklahomans have sent approximately $27 billion in taxpayer dollars to the federal government.</span></p><p class="News"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="News">“We come together as a community of Oklahoma citizens today and call upon our governor and our legislative leaders to just bring some of those $27 billion back to Oklahoma to take care of those people who desperately need healthcare.”<o:p></o:p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:53:46 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 4189 at http://kgou.org Medicaid, Apologies, and Workers' Comp at the State Capitol This Week Gov. Fallin Shares Workers' Compensation Changes with OKC Chamber http://kgou.org/post/gov-fallin-shares-workers-compensation-changes-okc-chamber <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Mary&nbsp;</span>Fallin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;told members of the Oklahoma City Chamber she supports many of the changes contained in workers' compensation law making its way through the legislature.</span></p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma's ranked among the top states in the nation on workers' compensation premium costs," Fallin said. "I've told our legislators, and our Pro Tem, and our Speaker, 'If you get a bill to my desk that does those things, I am very supportive of moving toward an administrative system.'"</span></p><p>Fallin's&nbsp;comments on Feb. 21 were the first to endorse the plan outlined in a bill by Senate President Pro Tempore Brian&nbsp;Bingman&nbsp;of&nbsp;Sapulpa.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:33:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1644 at http://kgou.org Gov. Fallin Shares Workers' Compensation Changes with OKC Chamber