Oklahoma Governor Bans All Non-essential State-Funded Travel to California

Oklahoma’s ban comes two years after California’s state-funded travel ban to Oklahoma.

California Globe: On Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed an executive order halting all non-essential state travel to California.

Under Governor Stitt’s executive order only certain business, sports, and education events will be allowed to travel to California.

The move by the Governor comes two years after California banned state-funded travel to Oklahoma following former Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s signing of a law that allows adoption agencies to deny placing children into gay and lesbian couples based on religious or moral issues. It also follows San Francisco’s city-funded travel ban to Oklahoma and 22 others states with restrictive abortion laws and the barring of contracting business with any company in those states. San Francisco’s ban just began only weeks ago on January 1st.

Governor Stitt’s ban was partially in response to the actions of California and San Francisco and the estimated millions that Oklahoma has lost as a result.

“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,” said Governor Stitt in a statement. “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.” read more


16 Comments on Oklahoma Governor Bans All Non-essential State-Funded Travel to California

  1. Checkers becomes chess. Your move California. I doubt Oklahoma needs California’s money as much as California needs Oklahoma’s.

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  2. California banned travel to 22 states. Why does CA get to decide how people in other states use their bathrooms and how private religion based adoption agencies chose parents for the children, and whatever else triggers CA legislature and hollywood?

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  3. This is dumb. It’s trying to restrict people from traveling where they please. Cali is a dumpster fire so don’t follow their example.

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  4. @TheRealTruthSerum:

    It’s trying to restrict people from traveling where they please.

    I respectfully disagree. It’s restricting state taxpayer funds being used for travel to CA. People are still free to travel where they please, just not with taxpayers’ money.

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  5. @Uncle Al: Point well taken. However, I can see that something like this usually turns into a tit-fot-tat situation. I can also see that there could be reasons for a taxpayer funded trip like interstate trade. My fave would be a trip help to organize a Trump rally 🙂

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  6. Well, I’m pretty much for taxpayers not paying for any travel outside the governor and only if it’s absolutely necessary for him to travel. Also why is education and sports excluded?
    Let schools and universities pay for that shit themselves.

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  7. what, exactly is considered ‘non-essential’ travel? … as opposed to “essential” travel?

    don’t get me wrong. I do applaud this governor’s efforts … I just have questions

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  8. Where is the Sweet Earthquake Of Death when our nation needs it most? I blame Hayward; it’s at fault

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