If you are not familiar with Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon (R-OK), you should take notice! He is not very well known nationally but I think after CPAC 2013 he will be a household name.
T.W. Shannon is doing big things in Oklahoma! This past Tuesday, the Oklahoma House passed his State Finance Act, which calls for every state agency to report and prioritize all federal funding and begins to lessen the state's dependence on the federal government. According to local Oklahoma media, Shannon believes that the bill will allow the state to maintain their core services even in spite of federal funding cuts and Washington’s fiscal mismanagement. Very cool stuff!