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Oklahoma governor orders end to state lobbyist hiring


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is ordering state agencies to end the practice of hiring outside firms to lobby the Legislature.

Stitt issued an executive order Friday prohibiting all state agencies from entering or extending any contracts with lobbyists without being granted written permission from one of Stitt's cabinet secretaries. The Republican says he doesn't believe the practice is a proper use of state funds.

One of Stitt's first executive orders was to direct state agencies to report to him the names of any contract lobbyists and the amount the agency spent over th...

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