Edmond, OK – Askins, Fallin tout conservativism at Okla. debate
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins laid out conservative credentials as she opened a governor's office debate at the University of Central Oklahoma, telling a crowd of about 500 that her values were the same as the mainstream Oklahoman.
Congresswoman Mary Fallin staked a similar claim as the candidates sparred in a debate to be televised later Tuesday. She said Oklahoma needed to keep taxes low and its government small to ensure a prosperous future.
Tulsa, OK – It's another round at Tulsa city hall between the mayor and councilors. Mayor Bartlett isn't backing off his contention the council attorney is not a position allowed under the city charter.
But councilors insist the mayor is dead wrong the council attorney position was created under former mayor Bill LaFortune and is perfectly legit'. After an hour of grilling by councilors, the mayor refused to drop the matter, but didn't say what his next step might be.
Edmond, OK – EDMOND, Okla. (AP) The two candidates hoping to become Oklahoma's next governor will meet in a debate tonight at the University of Central Oklahoma. Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin and Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are both leaving relatively safe seats to seek the open post.