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Gov. Stitt Announces Ban on State-Funded Travel to California

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 11:32:37-05

Governor Kevin Stitt announced Thursday a ban on state-funded travel to the State of California, according to a press release.

Governor Stitt announced this ban as a response to the City of San Francisco who banned city-paid travel to Oklahoma in October of 2019, citing Oklahoma's law that protected and ensured the right of an unborn child's life.

“California and its elected officials over the past few years have banned travel to the State of Oklahoma in an effort to politically threaten and intimidate Oklahomans for their personal values. Enough is enough. If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return the gesture on behalf of Oklahoma’s pro-life stance. I am proud to be Governor of a state that fights for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn,” said Gov. Stitt

Governor Stitt stated that this executive order bans all non-essential travel, that is paid for by the State of Oklahoma, to the State of California for all officers and state employees agencies.

An exemption is provided to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in the executive order that allows the agency to continue its recruitment efforts to bring more job creators to the state of Oklahoma.

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