Below are a series of highlights from the Governor’s State of the State address. The full address can be found here.
“When I delivered my State of the State address on Monday, I was proud to report on the great strides we have made in improving Oklahoma’s fiscal health. In just over a year, we have been able to accrue the largest savings account in Oklahoma’s history and become the fifth most fiscally solvent state in America.”
“With an unemployment rate lower than the national average and solid growth in household incomes, I am pleased to say the state of Oklahoma’s economy is good. Over the last year, our administration has stayed laser focused on growing our economy and creating jobs in Oklahoma. While we are currently ranked the 24th best state for business, I know Oklahoma can become a Top Ten state and I am committed to getting us there.”
“During my State of the State address, I was proud to report that over the last year we have attracted $2.9 billion in new capital investments and seen 60 companies either move to or make significant expansions in Oklahoma. By continuing to attract business and investments to Oklahoma, I know we can make Oklahoma a Top Ten state and we’re well on our way.”
“In the last year, we improved Oklahoma’s fiscal health, grew our economy, and saw $2.9 billion in new capital investments announced. Equally important, we made our government more transparent and accountable to the citizens of Oklahoma by publishing Oklahoma’s checkbook online. In just one short year, that action took us from 47th to 7th place nationally in online budget transparency.”