Mary Fallin

Politics and Government
7:16 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Fallin Won't Attend GOP Garvin County Event

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A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin says the Republican governor will not attend a fundraising event for the Garvin County Republican Party where a flyer says the Ku Klux Klan was to be among the topics of discussion.

The flyer for the Aug. 23 fundraiser says Fallin, who is seeking re-election, was to be the guest speaker. But spokesman Alex Weintz said Wednesday that the first-term governor never committed to appear at the event.

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November Elections
7:06 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Seeking Re-election, Mary Fallin Releases New Ad

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's re-election campaign has released a new television ad that focuses on her policies of economic growth and opposing federal policies she believes are harmful.

The Republican governor's campaign released the ad — titled "Our Governor" — on Wednesday. The ad will appear on broadcast and cable TV across the state and shows her talking to Oklahomans while highlighting her record.

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Campaign Heating Up
7:03 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Democrat Joe Dorman Airs Public Education Ad

Joe Dorman and Mary Fallin
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman's first television ad of the 2014 campaign focuses on public education and accuses Republican incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin of failing Oklahoma's public schools.

The ad was released by Dorman's campaign Tuesday and features the Democratic state representative from Rush Springs speaking in a rural setting. Dorman says he grew up in a small town and relied on public education to work his way up.

He accuses Fallin of flip-flopping on education and says he will provide strong leadership.

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Oklahoma Watch
10:45 am
Thu July 31, 2014

What Would An End To High-Stakes Testing Mean?

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The Democratic challenger for governor released new details of his education plan this week that would eliminate all high-stakes testing, move Oklahoma to an assessment aligned with Common Core standards and potentially place the state back under strict No Child Left Behind regulations.

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Fallin Fundraiser
4:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie Will Finally Make It To Oklahoma For Fundraiser

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning a return trip to Oklahoma after a December ice storm forced him to cancel a scheduled appearance with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate is expected to join Fallin and several executives with independent oil giant Devon Energy for private fundraiser in Oklahoma City Aug. 20 for the Republican Governors Association. The suggested contribution is $25,000.

Christie currently is the chairman of the RGA.

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Education
7:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

UPDATE: Fallin's Office Says Barresi Will Not Be Secretary Of Education

Gov. Mary Fallin and State Superintendent Janet Barresi
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This post was updated at 12:36 CDT 

Gov. Mary Fallin’s office has offered its strongest rebuke yet to rumors that Superintendent Janet Barresi could be the state’s next secretary of education.

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Immigration
4:14 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Fallin To Tour Fort Sill Army Barracks Where Immigrant Children Are Housed

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Gov. Mary Fallin is planning to tour Army barracks at Fort Sill where hundreds of immigrant children are being housed by the federal government.

Fallin said she will tour the shelter on Friday at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which is overseeing the children's care.

Federal officials said Thursday that 599 children already had arrived at Fort Sill, mostly teenagers from Central America who were detained after trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

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Fallin Out-Fundraising Primary Opponents
7:27 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Fallin Tops $3M Fundraising Mark In Oklahoma Governor's Race

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The latest campaign finance reports show Gov. Mary Fallin has topped more than $3 million in contributions to her re-election campaign and is continuing to distance herself from her opponents in fundraising.

Campaign contribution and expenditure reports due by midnight Tuesday show Fallin raised a little more than $3 million for the reporting period that ended June 9, with more than $1.5 million remaining in cash on hand. Fallin faces two little-funded GOP challengers in next Tuesday's primary election -- Dax Ewbank and Chad Moody.

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Oklahoma News
9:18 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Oklahoma Judge To Hear Arguments In Fallin Records Case

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An Oklahoma County judge has scheduled a hearing in a lawsuit that challenges Gov. Mary Fallin's refusal to turn over some documents requested under the state's Open Records Act.

District Judge Barbara Swinton will hear arguments from attorneys in the case Thursday in a lawsuit filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Oklahoma Watch
10:26 am
Fri June 6, 2014

What Will Repeal Of Common Core Standards Mean For Your Child?

Gov. Mary Fallin and State Superintendent Janet Barresi read to students at the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library in Oklahoma City in 2013.
Oklahoma State Department of Education

Oklahoma became the third state in the nation Thursday to move away from the Common Core academic standards.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that repeals the controversial standards and gives Oklahoma two years to craft replacement standards in math and English. She follows South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who signed a similar bill May 30. Indiana dropped Common Core earlier this year.

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