Oklahoma Gov. Extends Restrictions on Contract Lobbyists - State and Federal Communications

July 8, 2019  •  

Oklahoma Gov. Extends Restrictions on Contract Lobbyists

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt

Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order on July 5 instructing state agencies to end the practice of hiring outside firms to lobby the Legislature.

Executive Order 2019-29 prohibits all state agencies from entering or extending any contracts with lobbyists without securing written approval from one of Stitt’s cabinet secretaries.

Stitt stated in the executive order that the practice of expending taxpayers’ money on the hiring of outside lobbyists to lobby on behalf of a state agency was not a proper use of state funds.

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