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Senate Democratic Leader Floyd issues statement on following State of the State address

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd released the following statement following the opening joint session of the Legislature and the governor’s State of the State Address.

“With the opening ceremonies and constitutional mandates of the first day of session fulfilled, we’re now focused on the work ahead in the 2024 session. While the governor has shared his priorities in policy and for the budget, it is the sole constitutional responsibility of the Legislature to write and pass a balanced budget.

“Senate Democrats will continue to advocate for fiscal responsibility that reflects not just the immediate impact, but the long-term effects of budget decisions and tax proposals. We know our greatest economic development engine is education, and we support greater investment in our public schools, CareerTechs, colleges and universities that strengthen these public institutions and provides greater opportunities for our citizens.

“We support public policy and investments that will improve the infrastructure all Oklahomans rely on and that strengthen individuals and families through greater access to health care, lifesaving medications, and other vital services. We’ll seek common ground on these issues and stand against words and policies that merely serve to divide our state and place politics over people. Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City.