BLOG: OKC's story, mayor highlighted on 'Meet the Press' 

click to enlarge OKC mayor Mick Cornett on "Meet the Press."
  • OKC mayor Mick Cornett on "Meet the Press."

Oklahoma City’s reinvention from a sleepy midwestern town into an energetic urban engine has gained national headlines for years, but it was the city’s ability to solve problems during an era of Washington gridlock that was highlighted on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”

In his first episode as a moderator, Chuck Todd interviewed President Barack Obama on the continued partisan struggles that seem to disable the federal government’s ability to make progress on several important issues.

That interview was followed by a story of Oklahoma City’s success in passing multiple sales tax increases for capital improvements and an in-studio interview with OKC mayor Mick Cornett.

“I think the citizens of Oklahoma City have begun to differentiate between the type of government they don’t mind paying for and the type of government they don’t like to pay for,” Cornett said. “I think they like capital projects they can go up and touch and they know are going to be long lasting.”

Cornett said the Republican and Democratic divide that is featured in Washington DC is not an issue at the municipal level, and that political disagreements that do take place don’t overtake the goals of the city.

You can watch Cornett’s interview here

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