Oklahoma governor delivers third State of the State speech


January 31, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt delivered his third State of the State speech to lawmakers Monday, painting a rosy picture of the state's economic rebound and vowing to take advantage of the reopened economy to help lure more business to the state.

Stitt delivered his speech — interrupted by applause more than 25 times — to a joint session in the House chamber and released his proposed executive budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Despite the deaths of more than 3,500 Oklahomans to COVID-19, the governor touted his decision to reopen the state's economy in th...

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