Joint legislative committee to allocate federal COVID aid
June 16, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 24-member joint committee of Oklahoma House and Senate members has been selected to consider proposals for the state's share of funds from the latest federal coronavirus relief legislation.
House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat, both Republicans, announced the committee Wednesday.
"This is an opportunity to address needs exposed by the pandemic and support economic recovery without growing state government's financial obligations," McCall said.
Treat said the one-time funds provide "the opportunity to further strengthen Oklahoma's pos...