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By Paul Monies
Oklahoma Watch 

Oklahoma deems billions in federal Covid relief fund applications a secret


February 27, 2022

Oklahoma’s purchasing director has decided almost $12 billion in applications for federal money under last year’s Covid-19 funding package for states should stay secret as the Legislature and Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration consider projects for approval.

Included in the blanket exemption to the state’s Open Records Act are state agencies applying for funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Oklahoma has $1.87 billion in funding to dole out, with another $1.32 billion going to counties, cities and other local governments.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services’ purch...

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