I have done many stories on the Oklahoma Governor Fallin when I was on Current.
To me it's clear she is just one of those "Tea Party" types. Knowing that and seeing
what is going on I have no trust in her and I think many should not also.
It's all in the facts I have a no trust with Oklahoma's Governor with ALEC in her pocket.
~~~~Fallin's speech leaves 5 agency heads stunned and perplexed
he directors of five state agencies say they were stunned and perplexed when
Gov. Mary Fallin recommended in her State of the State speech that their agencies
be consolidated into the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation.
The governor neither consulted with them nor gave them a heads up about her intentions,
they said. The head of tourism wasn't consulted, either, said a spokeswoman for that
agency. “We did not know about the proposed consolidation until we saw the governor's
executive budget,” said spokeswoman Leslie Blair. “This is not a request from the
Tourism Department, but we will do what the governor and the Legislature direct us to do.”
In the governor's State of the State speech, she recommended consolidating the
Oklahoma Arts Council, J.M. Davis Memorial Commission, Oklahoma Historical Society,
Will Rogers Memorial Commission and Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission into
the Tourism Department. She projected a 15 percent cost savings from the move.
Alex Weintz, spokesman for the Fallin, said the governor's lack of consultation with
impacted agencies is not a bad thing.
“The executive budget is the start of a conversation about the way we want government
to look and function and how much we want to spend on it,” Weintz said.
“This is what the governor's vision is and it's the start of a conversation we're going
to have with legislators and also with these agencies and their directors.”
The next five months will be spent working with the Legislature to see what happens
next, he said. Agency officials were skeptical of the proposal's merits.
Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, said the governor's
proposal caught him by surprise and will require him to shift his focus from fundraising
to preparing for possible program cuts. “We're pretty lean,” Blackburn said, adding
that he expects consolidation would result in a $2 million loss to the Historical Society.
“We're going to look at: What are our programs? How many would we have to cut to
get to $2 million out of our $12 million budget?”
Ed Fite, administrator of the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission, described
the governor's recommendation as “a complete surprise” and “confusing.
Fite said the Tourism Department had provided administrative services for his agency
for years, but late last year the Tourism Department's deputy director decided to
terminate that relationship. “Since that time, we've been pouring a lot of time and
effort and use of what precious resources we have, partnering with the Office of
Management and Enterprise Services to transfer all these shared administrative
services to them,” Fite said.
“When Governor Fallin announced in her budget on Monday that she was advocating
that we go back under Tourism, it was confusing because we were literally just days away
from completing the transfer of all that work that Tourism has provided to us in the past
over to OMES.” Fite said the Scenic Rivers Commission is more of an environmental
agency than a tourism agency and has spent the lion's share of its time fighting for improved
water quality. He said he believes the commission should be a stand alone agency
and doesn't believe consolidation would save much money.
“If consolidation is a must, I think if one looks at the goals and objectives mandated
in the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Act, probably a better fit would be if we were placed
as a division within the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, the
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation or the Department of Environmental
Quality, rather than Tourism,” he said.
In addition to rejecting a state-run healthcare exchange program, Governor Mary Fallin is also refusing to expand Oklahoma's Medicaid program to cover the uninsured, which is another part of the federal healthcare law.
~~~~Oklahoma SQ 765 & the Governor with ALEC in the pocket!
The measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It abolishes the
Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of
Human Services and the position of Director of the Oklahoma Department
of Human Services.
The SQ 765 bill’s author, Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the bill’s
purpose is “to create a more transparent environment at DHS that is
accountable to the legislature and the governor.”
"SQ 765, legislation already signed into law will also go into effect creating four
citizen advisory panels. The five-member panels, appointed by the governor and
Republican and Democratic legislative leaders."
"This is dramatic change at Oklahoma's largest agency, which employs roughly 7,000
people and deals with everything from food stamps to child abuse to elder care.
Nonetheless, we believe the potential for agency improvement is greater if SQ 765
is adopted than if the current governance structure is maintained.
~~~~So what is the issue here? Our Governor! She has been a speaker for ALEC, KOCH.
You cant be bipartisan if it is one sided. ALEC wants to cut funding for food stamps,
schools etc. It's the part of cut government spending they talk about. Not for the rich!
This fits in to ALEC!
~~~~There also has been protest about it.
"ALEC-Oklahoma Gov Fallin private meeting protested by 50 Occupy
~~~~Also Fallin went to the RNC & it was stated that Mitt payed for the trip.
Mitt is also backed by ALEC.
Mitt hides his money well & so in that I have not been able to find out
how much money Mitt gave Fallin for the trip? Who knows!!!
~~~~Also Oklahoma ALEC Politicians out there!
But yet most of them play Bipartisan & hide their stuff in the background & let
people just stand there being Bipartisan by them selves!
There is no Bipartisan if there was none in the first place!
~~~~When you look at what ALEC is you see what the point of SQ 765 is. It fits in!
~~~~More stupid things. How about the need to have to do this for your rights!
‘Every Sperm Is Sacred’ Amendment To Personhood Bill.