Jun 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Oklahoma governor to name stretch of state highway for Trump

Kevin Stitt, governor of Oklahoma, speaks during a meeting with former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Photo: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-Okla.) has signed a bill into law naming a portion of a highway in the state's panhandle after former President Trump.

The state of play: Senate Bill 624 addresses statewide memorial bridge and highway designations and removes the requirement that people must be deceased for at least three years before a stretch of highway can be named for them.

  • The legislation will not only rename the section of highway, but it requires Oklahoma's Department of Transportation to install permanent markers bearing Trump's name, per the local ABC affiliate.
  • It is expected to go into effect Nov. 1.
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