OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Is it a misuse or unfair use of taxpayer dollars? This weekend, the governor revealed several of her adult children are living at the Governor’s mansion.
In the case of the governor’s 28-year-old daughter, she’s actually driven a travel trailer onto the property for a place to stay.
A viewer wrote us, asking, “Is it true that Mary Fallin’s daughter is living in a trailer on the Governor’s mansion property? That is state property! Who is paying her bills? Oklahoma taxpayers?”
We flew over the property to see if it was, in fact, true.
A view from above shows there is a trailer connected to the mansion, meaning tax payers are likely footing those utility bills.
The governor’s office would not go on camera for an interview, but a spokesperson admits the RV has been there since April.
The governor’s office told us, by phone, they believe it is perfectly acceptable for Christina Fallin to live with her mom and for one of her step-brothers to be living in an apartment over the garage on the property.
They say Christina’s arrangement is just temporary until she finds a better place. Her step-brother is said to also just temporarily be living there, since he was recently engaged.
We did some digging and found that if this trailer were on any other property in Oklahoma City, it would be a code violation.Follow @FortySixNews