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Oklahoma lawmaker sues for coronavirus relief fund records

(AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker is suing for records of expenditures from the governor’s coronavirus relief fund for education. 

A federal audit in July sharply criticized state officials’ lack of oversight and accountability in how they used nearly $40 million from Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, or GEER, funds intended for education.

Republican Rep. Logan Phillips filed the open records lawsuit Tuesday against the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and said Gov. Kevin Stitt and Education Secretary Ryan Walters haven’t responded to his document requests. 

Stitt and OMES representatives said Phillips failed to attend meetings scheduled to show him the documents.

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