Oklahoma governor: ‘I don’t think we need another stimulus package'

Oklahoma governor: ‘I don’t think we need another stimulus package'

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he doesn’t believe the state needs another stimulus package from the federal government.

“I don’t think we need another stimulus package,” Stitt said during his news conference in Oklahoma City.

“We’ve told of our federal delegation, we’ve told our White House that.”

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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that negotiators hope to reach a deal on a new COVID-19 stimulus package by the end of the week, setting up a vote next week that could extend federal unemployment benefits and put a stimulus check in the hands of millions of Americans.

Stitt says he wants the money the state has allocated for coronavirus relief efforts within Oklahoma to be given out.

“We want to make sure this $1.2 billion actually gets on target.”

Oklahoma received $1.2 billion in support from the federal government through the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.

“Before we go to the well and do another $2 trillion bailout, let’s get these moneys out first,” Stitt says.