Governor Mary Fallin meets with OSHBA members and those from other organizations during the annual Capitol Day event.
Last week the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association held its annual Capitol Day. This year was a little different in two ways. First, it was in cooperation with the Oklahoma Realtors Association and the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association. This really made it a Real Estate Day!
Later that afternoon the Board of Directors held their meeting at the Capitol. While attendance was slightly lower for the board, it did prove to be an interesting setting!
It was also different in that we had as our guest NAHB President and CEO Gerald Howard and NAHB Senior VP of Government Affairs Stephen Gallagher with us. They and the leadership of OSHBA met with both Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and Governor Mary Fallin to discuss workforce development issues.
This past week was also another deadline week. Bills from the opposite house had to make it through committee. The attached list is smaller than the last time you reviewed it!
This coming week is the week where those seeking public office will file as candidates. It is a time of much consternation for those in office - will they or will they not get an opponent. Once the dust settles, I expect the session to get very, very interesting. That's why tax credit reform, giving local governments more taxing power, and of course, cutting agency budgets are very much on the table for consideration.
No video this week as the office is dealing with a small server issue. Maybe next week? In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions.
Mike Means, State EO