Fallin welcomes lieutenant governors to Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin

Fallin welcomes lieutenant governors to Oklahoma

CREATED Jul. 17, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - About half of the nation's lieutenant governors are getting a firsthand look at Oklahoma this week as part of the National Lieutenant Governors Association's annual meeting in Oklahoma City.

Gov. Mary Fallin herself a former three-term lieutenant governor welcomed the group to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, the first day of its three-day meeting.

Fallin was lieutenant governor in 1998 when Oklahoma City last hosted the organization's annual meeting and noted the city's transformation over the last decade, including the Oklahoma River development and other projects funded with the MAPS sales tax.

Among the panels Wednesday was one on tribal relations with Chickasaw and Choctaw nation leaders.

The group also is planning to tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial and tornado damage in Moore.

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