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Fri July 20, 2012

Governor to Make Major Speech in Tulsa Next Week

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin plans to make a State of the State address next week to business leaders in Tulsa.

The governor scheduled the address for noon Tuesday at the Tulsa Convention Center.

Fallin will make the address two months after the Oklahoma Legislature declined to back her plan to cut the state's income tax. The governor told The Associated Press in an interview afterward that she believes lobbying swayed some lawmakers away from eliminating tax credits and exemptions to pay for the income tax cut.

Fallin said in the interview that she'll work with members of the House and Senate this summer and fall to build consensus on a tax cut before the Legislature convenes in January.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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