President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 28, 2009
Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Senate Republicans address
members of the
press at the State Capitol Tuesday.
SENATE REPUBLICANS MARK FIRST 50-DAYS OF
FIRST GOP MAJORITY IN STATE HISTORY
Republicans Following-Through on Promises that Produced Majority
Noting that Republicans have held the majority in
the State Senate for fifty legislative days of the 101-year history
of the state of Oklahoma, Senate Republicans marked the occasion
with a news conference to shine light on their many accomplishments
in a very short time.
“Last November, Oklahoma voters decided that
101 years of one-party control was enough, and gave Republicans
the majority for the first time,” said Senate Majority Floor
Lamb. “We promised reform of state government, and despite
the sometimes clandestine and often over-the-top efforts of our
opposition, we are experiencing great success in advancing our
Senate President Pro Tem Glenn
Coffee and the GOP caucus presented accomplishments that mirrored
their legislative agenda announced this January. Legislation relating
to the areas of Government Reform; Education; Finance; Health;
Energy; Public Safety and Transportation were noted.
“While we haven’t been able to pass
everything on our agenda yet, we have seen unprecedented success
in bringing positive reforms for the people of Oklahoma to a public
discussion at the very least, which was seldom afforded us in
years past,” Coffee said.
“Oklahoma is like a big ship, and we’re
turning it around. But after 101 years of one-party rule, that
ship won’t turn on a dime,” he added. “But a
substantial number of bills have passed both houses thanks to
the cooperation of Speaker Benge and his team in the House, and
a good amount have been signed into law by the Governor.
“A new day has come to the Oklahoma Capitol,
and we will continue to build from the successes we’ve experienced,
and – with a new Republican governor elected in 2010 –
continue to build a better and brighter Oklahoma for our families
and yours,” Coffee concluded.
For more information contact:
Sen. Coffee's Office - 405-521-5636