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State of the State: Gov. Kevin Stitt takes aim at ‘government bureaucracy’

State of the State: Gov. Kevin Stitt takes aim at ‘government bureaucracy’
By Tres Savage, Editor in Chief
February 3, 2020 

During his second State of the State address, Gov. Kevin Stitt kicked off the 2020 legislative session by calling for a series of agency mergers and asserting that Oklahoma’s “greatest challenge” is “government bureaucracy.”

“Oklahomans, our economy is competitive. And in this administration, we will keep it that way,” Stitt said. “The greatest challenge before us today is government bureaucracy. In my first year of public service and as the chief executive, I have found government too big and too broken.”

Stitt delivered his 4,600-word speech in the House of Representatives chamber starting at 12:30 p.m. Oklahoma’s annual State of the State speech lays out the governor’s priorities on the first day of session, which must conclude by Friday, May 29, this year.

“The state of our state is growing in strength, stability, and new opportunity for generations to come. We are moving in the direction we all want to go: top-10 in the nation,” Stitt said... FULL ARTICLE

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