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Oklahoma Democrats want governor to issue emergency order


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives want Gov. Kevin Stitt to reinstate an emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, something the Republican has said he will not do.

"Needs across Oklahoma are different, and one thing is clear - we need local control returned and we need it now," Rep. Melissa Provenzano, a Democrat from Tulsa, said in a statement Monday.

Stitt ended the state's emergency declaration in May and, during a news conference Friday, said he has no plans to issue another.

"This is about personal responsibility," Stitt sa...

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