Communications & Public Affairs
May 3, 2023

Contact: Kandis West, House Democratic Caucus Communications Director
Phone: (405) 962-7674 or

STATEMENT: House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson Encourages Lawmakers to Override the Governor’s Veto of OETA Funding Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – “I wholeheartedly support OETA. With more than 650,000 viewers per week, it is a source of art and history and brings families together. OETA operates Oklahoma’s warning, alert and response systems and it is the most-watched PBS station in the country. The Governor included funding for OETA in his original budget. Eliminating funding for OETA deprives Oklahomans of free, high-quality educational programming and demonstrates that the Governor is out of touch with Oklahomans in both urban and rural communities. I would encourage a bipartisan effort by both chambers to support the people of Oklahoma by overriding the Governor’s veto,”