Mary Fallin

Health
4:21 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Oklahoma Health Officials Say Ebola Plans In Place

Gov. Mary Fallin meets with state and local health officials to discuss ongoing preparations for potential Ebola threat .
Alex Weintz Twitter

Oklahoma health officials say there are no cases of Ebola virus infections in the state — but that emergency response plans are in place in case a person is diagnosed with the disease.

State health and public safety officials joined Gov. Mary Fallin Monday to discuss how the state will respond should someone in the state be diagnosed with Ebola. A health care worker at a hospital in Dallas where an Ebola victim was treated before his death was diagnosed with the disease during the weekend. Late last week a patient who was being monitored with Ebola-like symptoms at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City was confirmed not to have the virus.

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Politics and Government
11:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Analysis Of The Gubernatorial Debate By eCapitol

Talking to OETA Managing Editor, Dick Pryor, e-Capitol News Director reviews the gubernatorial debate and previews some of the more interesting state senate races in this year’s general election.

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2014 Elections
10:52 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidates Focus On Education, State Finances In Debate

Democratic gubernatorial nominee and state Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs) and Republican incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin during the October 2, 2014 debate at Oklahoma State University.
OStateTV

Incumbent Republican Gov. Mary Fallin and Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs faced off Thursday night at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater in the only scheduled gubernatorial debate before the November 4 elections.

The two candidates focused on education and public safety issues and sparred over the current administration's handling of the economy.

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Politics and Government
6:30 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Underdog Dorman Seeks Name ID In Governor's Race

Joe Dorman, Democratic Candidate For Governor
Credit Oklahoma House of Representatives

Eager to boost his name recognition in an uphill race for Oklahoma governor, Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman will take any publicity he gets — even from an attack ad launched by opposing forces.

The Republican Governors Association began airing ads on major network stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa last week as part of a more than $200,000 ad buy hammering Dorman as "liberal Joe" and linking Dorman to President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

A self-described underdog, Dorman says he appreciates the name recognition he's getting from the ad.

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Police Militarization
7:12 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Militarization Of Oklahoma Police Departments, Sheriffs And Schools

The militarization of Oklahoma law enforcement agencies has spread to universities, state agencies and a school district.

More than 1,500 purchases have been made by those organizations since 1995.  The most purchased items include M-14 and M-16 assault rifles, shotguns and .45 caliber handguns.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
9:51 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Fallin Optimistic, But Touches On Earthquakes And Drought At Energy Conference

Gov. Mary Fallin and Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague at the Governor's Energy Conference Thursday in Oklahoma CIty.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Politicians, agency leaders and energy industry executives gathered in Oklahoma City Thursday for the Governor’s Energy Conference.

The annual event is largely promotional, but it also serves as a preview of the biggest energy policy topics for the coming year.

There were presentations on new technology that generates energy from trash, optimistic presentations on jobs and Oklahoma’s oil and gas boom, and discussions about wind turbines and crude exports.

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Native American
1:07 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

State Of Oklahoma, Choctaws Sign Vehicle Tag Compact

Gov. Mary Fallin signs vehicle tag compact with the Choctaw Nation.
GovMaryFallin Twitter

Gov. Mary Fallin says the state has signed a vehicle tag compact with the Choctaw Nation that will establish how Oklahoma and the tribe will work together to issue Choctaw vehicle tags.

The compact was signed during last weekend's Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival.

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Elections
7:27 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled For October 2

Joe Dorman and Mary Fallin
Credit Wikimedia Commons

OETA and the Oklahoma League of Women Voters in partnership with Oklahoma State University will be the host site for a state gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU Student Union Theater in Stillwater. Both Fallin and Dorman are graduates of Oklahoma State University.

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Oklahoma News
12:00 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Oklahoma Officials Pleased DOD Continues Sending Surplus Military Diesel Vehicles To Local Agencies

Wewoka Fire Department
Credit Travel Aficionado / Creative Commons

State officials are praising the final decision that allows the U.S. Department of Defense to permanently transfer the title of surplus equipment – vehicles with diesel engines -- to local law enforcement and fire departments.

Press releases from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and State Representative Mike Sanders approve the decision “that benefit Oklahoma counties, school districts and rural fire departments.” That that decision also restores the transfer of surplus vehicles for law enforcement agencies.

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Open Records
6:59 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Fallin Releases 31 Previously Withheld Documents

Gov. Mary Fallin has released 31 documents that her administration previously withheld involving her administration's decision to reject a state health insurance exchange under the federal health care law.

Fallin said in a statement that even though a judge ruled she could withhold certain emails, she decided to waive that right because she is "committed to transparency."

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