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Showing: March, 2004

The Senate Appropriations committee has given its approval to language ensuring the right of schools to display the words “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (Out of Many One)” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

Senator Charlie Laster is author of House Bill 2477, known as the “Reading Sufficiency Act.” The Shawnee Democrat amended the measure to include language declaring the right to display the mottos.
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Sen. Laster believes that Oklahoma schools are within their rights to display the national motto, but he also knows there are many teachers and administrators who are concerned that they could wind up in court if they do.

The Oklahoma City Community College Board of Regents will dedicate the Keith Leftwich Memorial Library on Thursday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the College's Library Plaza.

"Senator Leftwich sponsored legislation throughout the years that enabled Oklahoma City Community College to grow in service to its community," said Oklahoma City Community College Board Chair Darrel Lanier.
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Sen. Debbe Leftwich says reading was one her husband's favorite hobbies and he carried his love for reading to his family and to others in the community.

The Democrat leadership of the Oklahoma State Senate is refusing to allow a committee chairman to hear a landmark workers compensation reform bill, Senate Republican leaders said at a State Capitol news conference.

House Bill 2619 was assigned by the Senate’s Democrat leadership to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but they will not allow Judiciary Chairman Jerry Smith, R-Tulsa, to hear the legislation in his committee.

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Sen. Williamson says Democrat Leadership will not let HB 2619 be heard in the Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Pruitt questions Democrat Leadership on thier plans to stop job flight, increase capital and create jobs in Oklahoma.
Sen. Pruitt says Oklahoma is losing hundreds of jobs every year from multistate companies who do not want to locate in Oklahoma because of the current workers comp system.

The Democrat leadership of the Oklahoma State Senate is refusing to allow a committee chairman to hear a landmark workers compensation reform bill, Senate Republican leaders said at a State Capitol news conference.

House Bill 2619 was assigned by the Senate’s Democrat leadership to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but they will not allow Judiciary Chairman Jerry Smith, R-Tulsa, to hear the legislation in his committee.

read more.
Sen. Williamson says Democrat Leadership will not let HB 2619 be heard in the Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Pruitt questions Democrat Leadership on thier plans to stop job flight, increase capital and create jobs in Oklahoma.
Sen. Pruitt says Oklahoma is losing hundreds of jobs every year from multistate companies who do not want to locate in Oklahoma because of the current workers comp system.

The Democrat leadership of the Oklahoma State Senate is refusing to allow a committee chairman to hear a landmark workers compensation reform bill, Senate Republican leaders said at a State Capitol news conference.

House Bill 2619 was assigned by the Senate’s Democrat leadership to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but they will not allow Judiciary Chairman Jerry Smith, R-Tulsa, to hear the legislation in his committee.

read more.
Sen. Williamson says Democrat Leadership will not let HB 2619 be heard in the Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Pruitt questions Democrat Leadership on thier plans to stop job flight, increase capital and create jobs in Oklahoma.
Sen. Pruitt says Oklahoma is losing hundreds of jobs every year from multistate companies who do not want to locate in Oklahoma because of the current workers comp system.

A bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to post the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in Oklahoma public schools is in trouble, the bill’s author and two members of the Senate Education Committee said at a press conference on Monday.

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Sen. Reynolds discusses purpose of HB 1048.
Sen. Riley says the bill will let schools know that it is okay to post the National Motto without fear of lawsuits.
Sen. Wilcoxson says the bill has not been heard because the Democratic Leadership is afraid to discuss any conservative issues such as family, faith or marriage.

A bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to post the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in Oklahoma public schools is in trouble, the bill’s author and two members of the Senate Education Committee said at a press conference on Monday.

read more.
Sen. Reynolds discusses purpose of HB 1048.
Sen. Riley says the bill will let schools know that it is okay to post the National Motto without fear of lawsuits.
Sen. Wilcoxson says the bill has not been heard because the Democratic Leadership is afraid to discuss any conservative issues such as family, faith or marriage.

A bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to post the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in Oklahoma public schools is in trouble, the bill’s author and two members of the Senate Education Committee said at a press conference on Monday.

read more.
Sen. Reynolds discusses purpose of HB 1048.
Sen. Riley says the bill will let schools know that it is okay to post the National Motto without fear of lawsuits.
Sen. Wilcoxson says the bill has not been heard because the Democratic Leadership is afraid to discuss any conservative issues such as family, faith or marriage.

One day after Governor Brad Henry signed the Fiscal Year 2005 General Appropriations bill into law, Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson and House Speaker Larry Adair officially appointed House and Senate members to the committee which will work out the remaining details of the FY 2005 budget.
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President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson talks about the GCCA and the budget process.

The Senate Finance Committee has voted in favor of a bill to let Oklahomans decide the fate of proposed fuel tax increase. Senator Robert Milacek, author of House Bill 2632, said the measure would increase gas prices 5 cents a gallon and diesel fuel taxes by 8 cents a gallon over a three-year period.

Senator Milacek said proceeds of the fuel tax increase would go to repair and maintain Oklahoma’s roads, bridges and highways. The Enid Republican called it one of the most serious problems facing the state.
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President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson talks about the GCCA and the budget process.