There are challenges still ahead.
“We need to address our pension liabilities,” Shannon said.
He commended Norman for being a state leader in many areas, including economic development, and said the city is one of the top sites under consideration for the future GE global research center that will be locating in the metro Oklahoma City area.
On the horizon could be tort reform forced by the Supreme Court. Shannon also said term limits or age limits for judges could be in Oklahoma’s future as the three branches must be balanced out. Senators and representatives already have term limits.
Shannon also said an interim study will look at the issue of school safe rooms. That will be led by Rep. Ann Coody, R-Lawton, and Majority Whip Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada.