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Showing: February, 2015

The House of Representatives is the next stop for a measure that will strengthen state laws banning tobacco use on school property. Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, and Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, are principal authors of Senate Bill 674, the “24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act,” which was approved by the full Senate on Thursday.
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Sen. Halligan on anti-tobacco bill for schools.
Senate Pro Tem's Weekly Q & A (Week 4)
Senate Pro Tem's Weekly Q & A (Week 3)

The Senate Finance committee on Tuesday approved two proposals that would establish a process for measuring the effectiveness of economic incentives. Authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, the legislation would create a system to provide regular, independent evaluations of incentives to determine which are working and which are not.

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Sen. Brinkley Q&A on tax credit review bills.

The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Monday to better protect schools from unknowingly hiring sexual predators. Sen. Kyle Loveless says Senate Bill 301 will close a loophole that is allowing school employees to move from one school district to another after committing sexual crimes against minors.
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Sen. Loveless discusses bill to keep sexual predators out of schools.
Senate Pro Tem's Weekly Q & A (Week 1)