INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2017) – An Indiana bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify Obamacare in practice in the state unanimously passed the Senate this week. Sen. Eric Koch (R) sponsors Senate Bill 303 (SB303). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements)…

Kurt’s recent post on NGDP targeting just happens to come right on time to introduce one I’d been contemplating concerning the connection between such targeting and free banking. While many readers may suppose the two things to represent alternative, if not antagonistic, approaches to monetary reform, I…

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Governor Mary Fallin Statement on Resignation of Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb from Her Cabinet

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement after Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb announced his resignation from her Cabinet, where he served as small business advocate:

“I was disappointed and surprised to learn from a press release that Lt. Gov. Lamb had decided to quit serving as a member of my Cabinet.

 “I have always valued Todd’s independent voice. I valued it when we first came into office when we dealt with a similar financial crisis and I value his independent voice today. I’ve never been afraid to have dissenting voices at the table. I think the people of Oklahoma benefit from that. There will always be a seat at the table for his independent voice.

 “Leading a state is never easy, especially when there are so many challenges and we are faced with a prolonged economic downturn. But through ideas, hard work, long hours and making tough decisions, we can find solutions to those challenges our state faces. We have to.

 “As governor, I have provided a reality check of doing the same thing over and over with the structural deficits of our budget and expecting a different outcome. If we want to educate our children, a teacher pay raise and ensure the health and public safety of our citizens as well as improve our roads and bridges, we must fix the structure of our budget so we don’t keep having budget shortfalls and uncertainty.”

Fallin says she heard about Lamb’s resignation from reading his press release. That’s interesting. Lamb told KFAQ radio host Pat Campbell, and the Tulsa World reported as well, that Lamb’s chief of staff Keith Beall met with the Governor’s chief of staff Chris Benge Thursday morning before his announcement went out… so it sounds like either Governor Fallin is being dishonest, or her staff hid it from her. Campbell said on air that it reminded him of Barack Obama’s “I learned about it like you did, on the TV news.

  The last 24 hours have been a flurry of spontainious and unscripted moves from several political dialogues. It appears to have been  started with a social media video from Tulsa’s former federal prosecutor, Gary Richardson. Gary is widely assumed to be running for governor.  And so is Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb….  So Todd Lamb decided the time is right for his own act of defiance. He resigned his auxiliary role in the Mary Fallin cabinet. He stays in his independent office a […]

  The last 24 hours have been a flurry of spontainious and unscripted moves from several political dialogues. It appears to have been  started with a social media video from Tulsa’s former federal prosecutor, Gary Richardson. Gary is widely assumed to be running for governor.  And so is Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb….  So Todd Lamb decided the time is right for his own act of defiance. He resigned his auxiliary role in the Mary Fallin cabinet. He stays in his independent office a […]

  The last 24 hours have been a flurry of spontainious and unscripted moves from several political dialogues. It appears to have been  started with a social media video from Tulsa’s former federal prosecutor, Gary Richardson. Gary is widely assumed to be running for governor.  And so is Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb….  So Todd Lamb decided the time is right for his own act of defiance. He resigned his auxiliary role in the Mary Fallin cabinet. He stays in his independent office a […]

  The last 24 hours have been a flurry of spontainious and unscripted moves from several political dialogues. It appears to have been  started with a social media video from Tulsa’s former federal prosecutor, Gary Richardson. Gary is widely assumed to be running for governor.  And so is Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb….  So Todd Lamb decided the time is right for his own act of defiance. He resigned his auxiliary role in the Mary Fallin cabinet. He stays in his independent office a […]

  The last 24 hours have been a flurry of spontainious and unscripted moves from several political dialogues. It appears to have been  started with a social media video from Tulsa’s former federal prosecutor, Gary Richardson. Gary is widely assumed to be running for governor.  And so is Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb….  So Todd Lamb decided the time is right for his own act of defiance. He resigned his auxiliary role in the Mary Fallin cabinet. He stays in his independent office a […]

Last year, Governor Mary Fallin disgraced herself by walking through the House chamber, groveling for votes among the Democrats, to get massive new sales taxes on tobacco products.  The massive tax campaign that Fallin and Speaker Hickman’s leadership team pushed on the house had conservatives stunned and disoriented. There was no organized voice to rally around for the 25 or so fiscal conservatives. Had the Democrats not ‘doubled down’ and opposed all budget-ba […]

  For the first time in many years, Lieutenant Governor  Todd Lamb took an objecting position on a contentious political issue in state government.  The man who’s known more for posing for pictures at the capitol, has begun to expess his campaign platform on current issues.  Lamb is a former state senator from the Edmond area. But little substantive press accompanied his 2 elections to statewide office. So folks outside his Edmond home t […]