Posts Tagged:Gov Stitt

Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt today signed a bill into law that that would ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Last Tuesday, the state Senate passed the heartbeat bill and two other pro-life measures and today Stitt signed them into law. “I’m keeping my promise to sign all pro-life legislation. We now have…Read More

Gov. Stitt signs bill preventing government from closing places of worship

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday signed a bill that would prevent the government from closing places of worship. House Bill 2648 creates the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, which authorities say anything closing places of worship would be considered a substantial burden on people’s freedom of religion. Government officials in Oklahoma and across the U.S. forced…Read More

Williams Nominated for Role on Pardon and Parole Board

Governor Kevin Stitt announced he is nominating Scott Williams to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Williams has served with several criminal justice organizations and has been the Campus Pastor at Life.Church. “I am thrilled that Scott Williams will soon join the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board,” said Stitt. “Scott is the perfect fit for…Read More

School choice program proves dramatic success

The “Stay in School” program launched by Gov. Kevin Stitt last summer, which used some federal COVID-19 funds for private-school scholarships, has allowed over 1,000 low-income Oklahoma students to attend private schools at substantially lower cost than what would have been spent on those same students in traditional public schools, a new report shows. “Critics…Read More

Governor says he will work with lawmakers who want audit of Oklahoma Department of Education

Gov. Kevin Stitt is vowing to heed a call by 22 GOP lawmakers Wednesday to seek an investigative audit into state education officials’ oversight of public school cost accounting. The move comes on the heels of State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd’s recent findings, which questioned the oversight of Epic Charter Schools’ use of taxpayer…Read More