In The Know: Big turnover in Legislature; Stitt’s campaign promises; transition to Governor Stitt begins…
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With big turnover in Legislature, many legislators predict productive session: It’s been a year of change for Oklahoma state government. An apparent shift in the Republican Party. Rare enthusiasm among Democrats. Tax increases achieving the previously thought unattainable three-fourths majorities in both the House and the Senate. A new governor elected. And a whole bunch of new legislators. [Tulsa World]
A checklist of campaign promises: Can Stitt fulfill them? Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt ran on a platform of bringing an outsider’s perspective to Oklahoma government and said he will draw on his business background to push the state into top 10 rankings for education, job growth and other areas. But Stitt will need allies in the Legislature and at key state agencies to make good on those promises. [Oklahoma Watch]
Transition to governor for Kevin Stitt began immediately after election ended: Immediately after the election was called Tuesday night, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol began providing security for Governor-elect Kevin Stitt and his family.Stitt and his family will have a security detail for as long as he is in the governor’s office, as did the governors who served before him.It was the first noticeable indication of Stitt’s new reality. [Tulsa World]
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