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11:08 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Governors Look Over Fiscal Cliff

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and five other governors met with the President this morning.
Credit C-Span

Members of the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee met with President Obama to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is the Vice-Chair of the Association and attended the meeting. The discussion was held this morning at the White House

After the meeting, the governors met with reporters outside the White House.  Governor Fallin said there were questions about potential federal cuts creating more unfunded mandates. She says the states need flexibility to address  cuts and be able to keep critical programs in operation, if the budget cuts come to pass.

Six governors in all, three Democrats and three Republicans, met with the President in what was described as a cordial meeting.