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Highlights of Stitt's State of the State address, annotated


February 9, 2020

Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch

Gov. Kevin Stitt gave his second State of the State address to a packed House chamber at the State Capitol on Feb. 3.

Gov. Kevin Stitt used his second State of the State speech Monday to urge lawmakers to continue his effort to transform state government and turn Oklahoma into a "top ten state."

Among the most dramatic proposals was combining all of the state's major health agencies and health-related licensing boards into a single agency.

The 40-minute speech kicked off this year's legislative session as lawmakers returned to the State Capitol without the luxury of the nearly $600 million budget surplus that awaited them in Stitt's inaugural year.

The Oklahoma Watch staff annotated portions of Stitt's wri...

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