Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb (R), a possible candidate for governor in 2018, announced Thursday he is resigning from Gov. Mary Fallin’s cabinet in protest against her plan to raising taxes to balance the budget.
Lamb: “Governor Fallin deserves to have someone in her cabinet who can be a strong advocate for her agenda, and that is something I am unwilling to do. While I respect the determination with which Governor Fallin met her obligation to present a balanced budget to the legislature, I cannot support her proposed tax increases.” (release)
Fallin: “I was disappointed and surprised to learn from a press release that Lt. Gov. Lamb had decided to quit serving as a member of my Cabinet. I have always valued Todd’s independent voice.” (release)