More executive power on wish list for Oklahoma governor

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt gestures during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Stitt announced Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, the hiring of an out-of-state law firm, Seattle-based Perkins Coie, to advise his office in his attempt to renegotiate the state's gaming compacts with Native American tribes over casino gambling. The governor and the tribes are locked in a dispute over whether the existing 15-year compacts that authorize gambling exclusively at tribal casinos expired on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking the Legislature to extend his power even further and focus on savings in his second State of the State address to lawmakers.

The Republican-controlled House and Senate convened on Monday, and Stitt delivered his speech in the House chamber.

Stitt also released his executive budget for the upcoming year based on about $8.3 billion in available revenue. That's roughly the same amount as this year's spending plan.

The Legislature last year gave the governor more control of the state's five largest agencies.

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