Trump nation: Three-fourths of Oklahoma Republicans need former President Donald Trump to stay outstanding within the occasion, and 80% mentioned they might not less than contemplate voting for him in 2024, based on polling by the Oklahoma Metropolis agency CHS.
CHS, which does marketing campaign work for Republican candidates, mentioned Trump was regarded favorably by 55% of all respondents.
Trump’s successor, Democrat Joe Biden, was rated favorably by solely 35% of respondents.
Lab increase: Third District Congressman Frank Lucas put in a plug for Gov. Kevin Stitt’s choice to place the state’s new Oklahoma Pandemic Middle for Innovation and Excellence in Stillwater as a substitute of the well being sciences complicated in Oklahoma Metropolis.
“The Oklahoma Pandemic Middle for Innovation and Excellence will place Oklahoma to be a nationwide chief on the intersection of agriculture, animal and human medication, meals security, public well being testing and preparedness,” Lucas mentioned in a written assertion.
Stillwater is in Lucas’ district.
Not so quick: Ten Republican state senators requested Gov. Kevin Stitt to “rethink” his push to denationalise administration of Oklahoma’s Medicaid program.
“My district is on the border between Oklahoma and Texas, so I’ve constituents with expertise working with managed care in Texas, and not one of the individuals I’ve spoken to who’ve needed to take care of managed care programs consider it’s good for sufferers or the healthcare system,” state Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, mentioned in a letter to Stitt.