Oklahoma lawmakers, Gov. Mary Fallin warn about defense cuts

Reductions would be disastrous for contractors and others who rely on defense work in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin says.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: July 19, 2012

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma lawmakers and Gov. Mary Fallin spoke out Wednesday against the automatic federal budget cuts set to take effect in January, while major defense contractors said they would have to give their workers advance notice about possible layoffs because of the uncertainty.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, a...

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