Bills to expand Stitt's power filed in Oklahoma Senate
January 18, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The new Oklahoma Senate leader is introducing a series of bills to expand the governor's power and give Gov. Kevin Stitt the ability to hire and fire the directors of some of the state's largest agencies.
Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced the bills ahead of Thursday's filing deadline. They apply to the directors of the Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Juvenile Affairs and the Health Care Authority.
Those agency directors currently are hired and fired...
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