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Topic - Mary Fallin
In the absence of a clear agenda from a Congress widely labeled as dysfunctional, Republican governors used their annual meeting to identify broad policies they believe the nation needs to embrace, ranging from education, public employee-pension and tax reform to regulatory relief, transportation and energy infrastructure.
I was surprised to read Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's comment that President Obama had not commented on the brutal killing of Australian college student Christopher Lane last month ("Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin: 'A nice gesture' if Obama addressed 'thrill kill' of Aussie," Web, Aug. 25).
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Sunday it would be a "nice gesture" if President Obama weighed in on the senseless killing of an Australian college student on Aug. 16 in her state.
As the East Coast braced for the possibility of severe storms Sunday, the all-too-familiar task of cleaning up went on in Oklahoma after the weekend's violent weather claimed 10 lives there.
President Obama spent Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma surveying the damage of last week's devastating tornadoes, thanking first responders and visiting with victims whose lives were upended by the storms.
As Moore, Okla., begins to dig out of the wreckage wrought by Monday's killer storm, attention is shifting to the steps state officials may take to limit the loss of life the next time a tornado strikes — a question of "when," not "if."
As search and rescue teams combed Moore, Okla., for survivors of Monday's deadly twister, officials struggled to describe devastation that, even for a town in the heart of "Tornado Alley," is almost unimaginable.
In the wake of devastating tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest and particularly hard in Oklahoma, parents across the region are assembling to hear roll-call updates on their missing children at perhaps the most appropriate of settings — churches.
President Obama continued to receive updates overnight on the devastating tornadoes that blew across Moore, Okla., Monday, and he will deliver a statement in the State Dining Room at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday the damage from the tornado that ripped through her state is bigger than anything she's seen in her 23 years in office, and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said it was "like a two-mile-wide lawnmower blade going over a community."
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
Republican governors are warming to the expansion of Medicaid under President Obama's health care law, but their cooperation comes with a common plea to the administration — keep your promises and give us a little flexibility in our backyards, or else the deal is off.
Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, driven by the recession's toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government.
With Democrats ruling Washington, Republican governors have become the GOP's standard-bearers, raising their profiles with their tax-cutting, budget-balancing and hurricane-battling derring-do.
The theme for this year's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is "We Did Build That."
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties Thursday as the first storm moved across the state.
She said her colleagues in statehouses around the country are addressing "education reform, infrastructure, keeping taxes low, making government smaller, more efficient.