Local & Regional
Tue December 4, 2012
Governors Look Over Fiscal Cliff
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.