Governor Stitt Set To Give State Of The State Address

Monday, February 1st 2021, 6:52 am
By: Caleb Califano

Governor Kevin Stitt will deliver his State of the State address to kick off the 2021 legislative session at 12:45 p.m. Monday.

The governor is expected to focus on multiple issues he's advocated for in recent months. This includes COVID-19 testing, response and vaccine distribution transparency in state government, the state economy, and getting kids back in school. Stitt has said every school district should offer in-person classes this month.

The Governor will also present his executive budget to the legislature early Monday morning, he tells News 9 he's confident Oklahoma will be fiscally stable in 2021.

"We are not going to have a budget shortfall this session. The reason we are not is because we fully reopened our economy back in June. That is going to have huge effects now, while other states are facing billions of dollars of deficit," the Governor said.

News 9 will be streaming Governor Stitt's address live on air and on the News 9 app.