Fluff spending on gifts and status tokens cost Oklahomans tens of millions, annually.
In the quiet late night hours of last May, a special committee meet after dark, at the capitol. They listened to Rep. George Faught tell how trinkets, fluff, stickers, pens, bags, mugs, and other gift wares were being purchased by the governor's office and state agencies. None of it provided core services to anyone, except to help an incumbent retain elective or appointed office.
In the past ten years Faught has seen enough of it. He decided that it has to stop. His bill went down in flames, gathering only 5 of the 26 votes on the Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget. Not a single Democrat voted for the reform. They were too busy complaining about not getting a notice of the bill until that night.
But the bill (HB1094x) needs to be given a floor vote. Faught is on a mission to see the state cut this nonsense spending before he'll vote to take any more from our struggling families. His bill is short and the language is simple...
We congratulate Rep. George Faught's effort and his continued advocacy for the working people of Oklahoma. Rep Faught and his family operate a small business in Muskogee, OK. He has kept the trust of the predominantly Democrat district.