Oklahoma Democrats want governor to issue emergency order
July 28, 2021
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...