By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Sen. Patrick Anderson wants Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin not to transfer $2 million from the state Department of Agriculture to the Oklahoma Youth Expo.
“The Oklahoma Youth Expo is a fine event, but it is not appropriate for the state to spend $2 million of the taxpayers’ money to support it. The Governor has the authority to direct that these funds be spent on the Youth Expo — but she also has the authority to stop this,” said the Republican from Enid in a statement Tuesday.
Jonathan Small, fiscal policy director of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, contends that spending $2 million in taxpayer money on a nonprofit non-governmental entity is hefty in the midst of a challenging budget year.