Governor's pick to lead health agency lacks Senate support
May 10, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt's pick to lead the Oklahoma State Department of Health doesn't have enough support in the state Senate to secure the job, a key senator said Monday.
Sen. Greg McCortney, chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, said interim Health Commissioner Gary Cox doesn't have enough votes to be confirmed, and so his nomination won't be considered at the committee's last scheduled meeting Monday afternoon.
"This is not, in my mind, a shot at the governor from the Legislature at all," McCortney, a Republican from Ada, told The Associated Press....