Communications & Public Affairs
July 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus
Democratic Leader Encourages Governor to Reconsider Compact Position
OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to end his pursuit for a legal ruling that agrees with his position on the compacts.
“The governor’s compact negotiations are starting to look like a stimulus package for trial lawyers,” Virgin said. “Having already spent $1.5 million, the governor is wasting money that could be spent on resources that help our citizens. If the governor continues to pursue this through the appeals process, more money will be spent on lawsuits that could have instead helped schools, our state’s IT infrastructure, or our healthcare community. I encourage the governor to reflect on his position and ask if continuing a pursuit with an uncertain outcome is worth the risk of not protecting Oklahomans.”