Legislators, State Employees Tackle Tough Questions at Norman Town Hall Meeting

More than 60 state employees from OPEA District 6 attended a Town Hall meeting and chili supper in Norman Thursday.

Legislators included Representatives Wallace Collins and Randy Terrill, as well as Senator John Sparks. Representative Scott Martin was scheduled to attend, but was absent due to the birth of a child on Wednesday.

“We opened a meaningful dialogue with our legislators,” said OPEA Research and Policy Director Trish Frazier. “The Norman area has been especially hard-hit with the potential closure of NADTC and CRC, as well as the down-sizing of Griffin. This meeting allowed state employees to talk to the legislators and ask them some tough questions.”

Most questions were about the state budget crisis, and what the lawmakers plan to do about funding core functions of government.

The chili supper was organized by OPEA Board member and former OPEA president Dixie Jackson.

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