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Governor Says Consolidation Will Enhance Mission

Governor Says Consolidation Will Enhance Mission

Governor Mary Fallin says consolidating the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Historical Society with the Oklahoma Department of Recreation and Tourism will enhance, not detract from their missions. A house committee has approved a bill that creates a new Oklahoma Department of Tourism, History and Cultural Affairs. In a statement, Governor Fallin says tourism has significant advertising, communications, legal and Internet resources that can be used to support borth the Arts Council and the Historical Society. She says combining the agencies will save taxpayer dollars while ensuring the resources allocated to promote and preserve Oklahoma art and history go to these fields instead of back-office expenses.

 

 

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