Wednesday, November 8, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Former Governor George Nigh today sent Governor Mary Fallin the following statement calling on lawmakers to come together and vote yes on House Bill 1054X:
“Oklahoma’s dedicated teachers and our state employees deserve a raise; most haven’t had one in over 10 years," said Nigh, who served as governor from 1979 to 1987 and briefly in 1963. “We need to act. I’m hopeful that legislators can set aside their political differences and pull together to support this bipartisan agreement that will ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens and our most dedicated public servants.
“It's important for Oklahomans with family members who have serious health problems to know the state will be there to help them. House Bill 1054X isn’t the perfect solution, but it will appropriate the necessary funds to continue core state services that many of our friends and neighbors rely on.
“Today I’m calling on both Democrats and Republicans to be the ‘good guys’ and vote yes on House Bill 1054X.”