Stitt, Edmondson Gubernatorial Campaigns In Full Force

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 6:46 pm
By: News On 6

Just months away from the general election, both candidates for governor are hitting the campaign trail hard.

Democratic candidate Drew Edmondson spent Tuesday focusing on Oklahoma's infrastructure.

He said a $300 million tax on oil and gas production could be used to fix the state's roads and bridges. 

"Is $300 million enough to fix roads and bridges and fund education to the level teachers want it? I think it's certainly enough in the first year or so and then we'll see if the growth that appears to be coming continues," said Edmondson. 

On the Republican side, Kevin Stitt is sticking to his talking points, saying the government should be run like a business.

The founder of Jenks-based Gateway Mortgage said he wants to bring more transparency and accountability to state agencies.

“So, I believe that we have to have more transparency, accountability in how all those different agencies are run. That's why I have asked for the authority in those top 10 agencies to have the authority to hire and fire the agency heads,” said Stitt.  

Stitt said with more transparency and accountability, Oklahoma will better spend its $20 billion dollar budget.