Oklahoma’s first female governor is attending her first National Governors Association meeting. The freshman governor has been named to the group’s nine-member executive committee.
Gov. Mary Fallin will be telling her peers this weekend about her efforts to reduce a $500 million budget shortfall by agency cuts and consolidations and making the state more efficient by sharing services.
[ . . ]Topics on today’s agenda for the governors include job creation, education, health costs and homeland security.
The governors and their spouses are invited for a black-tie dinner with President Barack Obama and the first lady. They will return Monday to the White House for meetings with the president and members of his Cabinet.
Secretary of State Glenn Coffee is accompanying Fallin on her trip. Fallin’s husband, Wade Christensen, is flying up Sunday to join the governor for the White House dinner.