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By Trevor Brown
Oklahoma Watch 

As GOP majority grows, fewer Democratic-led bills make it through Oklahoma's legislature


Armed with its largest supermajority in the state’s history, Republican lawmakers found increased legislative success this year as the number of successful bills written by Democrats fell.

An Oklahoma Watch review found that of the nearly 600 bills that made it through the legislative process, only 28 had Democrats as the bill’s original lead sponsor.

That total is the lowest number of Democratic-originated bills to be signed by the governor during the opening year of a new Legislature since at least 2013.

With Democrats introducing about 540 bills this year, just over 5% of those ma...

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