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Gubernatorial hopefuls address economic issues

Gubernatorial hopefuls address economic issues

By M. Scott Carter
The Journal Record
Posted: 10:36 PM Tuesday, June 15, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – With the possibility of a second, billion-dollar revenue hole still haunting state officials like a vengeful spirit, Oklahoma’s next governor will need skill, patience and a briefcase full of political clout to develop a budget for the 2012 fiscal year.

He or she will also need a plan.

And though all the state’s gubernatorial candidates have spent the spring telling voters about their background, why they’re running for office and touting their leadership credentials, only about half of them have developed and released information about their economic ideas.

With about a month to go before the July 27 primary election, Republican candidates Randy Brogdon, Mary Fallin and Roger Jackson and Democrat Drew Edmondson have all released information about how they would improve the state’s economy.

Those ideas could be vital, some experts say, when state lawmakers return next year... FULL ARTICLE


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