Okla. House speaker reacts to governor's speech

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Associated Press

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 4:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon says he stands with Gov. Mary Fallin after Fallin delivered her State of the State speech.

Fallin spoke Monday afternoon to a joint session of the state House and Senate as the Oklahoma Legislature began its annual session.

Shannon said in a statement following Fallin's speech that he supports Fallin's commitment to conservative policies and that he will fight against what he calls "overreach from the federal government" into state sovereignty.

Shannon also praised Fallin's comments on supporting education in an effort to create a workforce that he says will help attract and retain high-paying jobs.

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