Republicans leaders in the Oklahoma Senate released the following comments regarding Governor Kevin Stitt’s 2020 state of the state address and Fiscal Year 2021 budget plan:
“I commend Governor Stitt’s positive message and appreciate the vision he laid out of how we advance toward the goal of becoming a top 10 state,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City. “Governor Stitt’s commitment to modernizing state government and cutting red tape is welcomed at the Capitol. Senate Republicans look forward to partnering with the governor and the House on ways to make government more customer-focused and responsive to taxpayers.”
“The Legislature took some positive steps last year to give the state’s chief executive the ability to truly run the executive branch of government. I appreciated Governor Stitt’s ideas on more agency consolidation. This is another way we can save tax dollars and make government more responsive and Senate Republicans look forward to working with the governor and the House on this issue,” said Senate Majority Floor Leader Kim David, R-Porter.
“Taxpayer dollars are a finite and precious resource, so we want to make sure they are maximized to benefit the most Oklahomans. Senate Republicans have been crunching the numbers on this budget since last summer. We appreciate the governor’s budget plan and look forward to working with him and the House as we develop a balanced budget that benefits all Oklahomans,” said Senator Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
For more information, contact Sen. Aaron Cooper at 405-521-5565 or email Aaron.Cooper@oksenate.gov.