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Oklahoma GOP leaders agree to expand governor's power

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican legislative leaders reached an agreement Tuesday to expand the governor's power over agency directors, handing the state's new CEO-turned-Gov. Kevin Stitt a major policy victory early in the legislative session.

Flanked by House and Senate leaders, Stitt announced a deal that would give him the ability to hire and fire the directors of five of the state's largest agencies: the Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections, Office of Juvenile Affairs, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state's Me...



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