Gov. Mary Fallin urges swift approval of federal aid to Hurricane Sandy victims

In a letter, the Republican governor says disaster aid isn’t a political issue, but two freshman members from Oklahoma may be looking for offsetting budget cuts.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: January 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Gov. Mary Fallin signed a letter to House leaders on Monday urging swift action on federal aid for Hurricane Sandy relief, but Oklahoma’s two newest House members already have shown their reluctance to provide money to the stricken area without cuts to spending elsewhere.

Fallin, a Republican...

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