Monday, February 4, 2013

Speaker T.W. Shannon Comments on State of the State Address

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton) issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Mary Fallin’s State-of-the-State Address:

“I stand firmly with Gov. Fallin in her commitment to conservative policies and her willingness to further create opportunity and prosperity for Oklahomans.
“We must continue to fight together against overreach from the federal government into our state sovereignty. I am committed to working with Gov. Fallin on any initiative that protects our citizens’ inherent rights and pushes back against the ever-expanding federal debt and uncertainty in Washington, D.C.

“In addition, I am pleased with the governor’s commitment to making sure Oklahoma is producing the kind of highly skilled, highly educated workforce that can attract and retain high paying jobs.

“Gov. Fallin also expressed the need to eliminate underused state assets and repair neglected infrastructure. I look forward to working with Gov. Fallin and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman to create a system which will ensure better stewardship of state structures. For too long the model has been to neglect infrastructure until it is finally decaying around us. We must institute a system that is efficient and shows we are good stewards of taxpayers’ money because our state’s assets truly belong to them.”

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