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Gov. Stitt provided an update and released a statement regarding the state’s ongoing response and recovery to severe and tornadic weather that has devastated communities across Oklahoma 

Lawton, OK – According to the state officials, Gov. Stitt released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce Osage and Pontotoc counties have been added to Oklahoma’s Federal Disaster Declaration to aid homeowners, renters, and business owners impacted by recent tornadoes and severe storms….

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Governor Kevin Stitt joined 52 governors in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and the U.S. Department of Defense opposing Legislative Proposal 480, which would weaken Governors’ legitimate authority over National Guard assets, threatening military readiness and operational efficiency of their units 

Lawton, OK – According to the state officials, the letter reads, in part: “For over a century, Title 10 and Title 32 of U.S.C. have upheld gubernatorial authority over the National Guard. National Guard assets are critical components of states’ and territories’ responses to crises….

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Gov. Stitt announced the receipt of the highly anticipated Modernized Operations through Data and Evidence-based Restoration Now Justice Task Force report 

Lawton, OK – According to the state officials, the culmination of months of dedicated work by a diverse group of stakeholders, the report is a first-of-its-kind intensive review of Oklahoma’s jails and provides 15 policy recommendations to address public safety, jail populations, recidivism, and cost-effectiveness…

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Bidding is underway in an online auction of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation surplus vehicles and equipment, officials say 

Lawton, OK – According to the state officials, potential bidders can view and bid on auction items at purplewave.com/auction/240130. The Wildlife Department annually auctions surplus vehicles and equipment to the public. For this event, the Department has 40 vehicles, agricultural equipment, trailers, electronics, and various…