OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is kicking off the 2022 legislative session with his annual State of the State speech.
The first-term Republican hit on some expected themes, including improving Oklahoma's health care, education and business climate.
But Stitt also embraced a longtime goal of Democrats — eliminating the state sales tax on groceries.
Although the Legislature will have record-high revenue to spend on the budget, more than $10 billion, Stitt and legislative leaders are predicting relatively flat spending levels.
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There also is expected to be some divisions among Republicans in the Legislature over vaccine mandates and loosening restrictions on guns.