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Democratic leaders comment on special session call

OKLAHOMA CITY –Democratic legislative leaders Kay Floyd and Cyndi Munson released the following statement regarding the governor’s call for a special session on October 3, 2023.

“It’s concerning that the governor continues circumventing the standard legislative process even as he calls for transparency. The Constitution directs us to govern in a way that allows for public input and thorough examination through the committee process. Special sessions should only be used for urgent issues, not regular policy proposals rooted in political ideology. Oklahomans deserve to have their voices heard.”  Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City.

“The governor’s call for a special session is political grandstanding rooted in his desire to place the national spotlight on himself, not serve the people he claims to protect. Forcing a special session around issues vaguely defined by the governor is not transparent or collaborative, nor is it responsive to the needs of every day Oklahomans. A special session is not the appropriate avenue to address the loss of billions of dollars in revenue with potential threats to public safety, schools and roads that would result from the elimination of state income taxes.” – House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City.