Wednesday's News Update From KWGS

Sep 15, 2021

Wednesday's top stories:

• Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives are proposing legislation to reduce the governor's power over the Oklahoma Health Care Authority following Gov. Kevin Stitt's removal of the only two medical doctors from its governing board.

• The Oklahoma Republican Party is again calling for a pressure campaign on the governor to get him to reverse his pro-refugee stance. The party says soon-to-arrive Afghan refugees are not welcome in the state.

• The Oklahoma Hospital Association is pushing back on recent news reports suggesting or accusing an emergency room doctor of lying to the media regarding patients overdosing on the livestock dewormer ivermectin, which conspiracy theorists have falsely claimed can treat or cure COVID-19.