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11:27 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Governor to Stay Home

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry skipping governors meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry is skipping this weekend's National Governors Association meeting in Mississippi.

Paul Sund, the governor's spokesman, said no reason is being given for the decision. Henry has frequently attending these meetings during his two terms as governor.

Representatives for Republican Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska, Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Arnold Schwarzenegger of California all said they weren't planning to attend the annual conference, which opens Friday and runs through Monday.

Henry has asked state agencies to cut back on travel expenses. By not going to Mississippi, he will save the state travel and security expenses for him and his wife, who usually accompanies him.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.